You may want to cancel that summer vacation. These big insects are making a big comback. Find out more after the jump.


Gallinippers are mosquitoes that are the size of a quarter and are seen in large numbers. Yikes!!! The Christian Science Monitor compares the bite to being KNIFED. GTFOH! I’m good.

Gallinipper Facts

Size: Body alone is half an inch long with a wingspan of 6-7 millimeters

Bite: ‘Persistent biting behavior’ and their bite is much more painful. They can also bite through light material but like other mosquitoes only the females bite

Appearance: Also black and white striped

Location: The east of the U.S. but they are predicted to be highly prevalent in central Florida this summer.

Check out the video above in the photo gallery.