More gallinipper coverage, “cooler heads prevail” edition
To the BugWeek@UF staff, it appears that more and more reporters are seeing the gallinipper mosquito in its proper context — a native Bad Bug that’s annoying but basically harmless.
At least, that’s the impression we get after reviewing a slew of gallinipper news stories published in the past two days.
Many of the reports below take pains to point out how previous reports erred. That’s good.
We’ll leave it to you readers to speculate on whether there’ll be a third wave of coverage upcoming.
“Giant” mosquitoes? Nope, just another Florida critter
New York Daily News
Monster mosquitoes arrive in Central Florida, 4-5 times the size of normal ones
Los Angeles Times
Giant mosquitoes in Florida? Yes, but don’t cancel your vacation
The “vampire” mosquito myth debunked