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  • n  class of protozoa having cilia or hairlike appendages on part or all of the surface during some part of the life cycle
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  • Attack Of The Gallinippers: Oversized Mosquitoes Expected To Invade Florida
    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Giant mosquitoes are coming, and while they’re not exactly the sort of thing that you’d find in an Ed Wood movie, they are far larger than the garden-variety member of this insect genus and are said to pack a painful bite. In fact, these mosquitoes – which are known as gallinippers or Psorophora ciliata – are 20 times larger than their more ...
    June 12, 2013 - redOrbit
  • 'Bloodsucking vampire' mosquitoes set to haunt Florida
    Brace yourself Florida, there is a “vampire” in your midst -- and this one is not afraid of the sun. The giant psorophora ciliata mosquito, which is colloquially known as the gallinipper and is 20 times the size of your average mosquito, is set to plague south and central Florida this summer as the rainy season begins. While these monsters don’t carry diseases, their intense bite can feel like a ...
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC

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