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Mosquito species from South America discovered in Florida

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2023
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A new species of mosquito has made its way to Florida and it could spell trouble. Known as the Culex lactator, the species is normally found in Central and South America, NPR reports. "There are about 90 mosquito species living in Florida, and that list is growing as new mosquito species are introduced to the state from elsewhere in the world," said lead author of the study Lawrence Reeves of the University of Florida. The species was first found in Miami-Dade County in 2018 and subsequently spread to more counties...

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