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Mosquitoes that spread Zika are becoming resistant to the pesticides targeting them. Kathy Grey, WGCU.  https://news.wgcu.org/2021-03-17/mosquitoes-that-spread-zika-are-becoming-resistant-to-the-pesticides-targeting-them


Aedes scapularis mosquito

Scientist find new invasive mosquito species in Florida.  Greg Allen, NPR.  https://www.npr.org/2021/03/16/976598336/scientists-find-new-invasive-mosquito-species-in-florida


PhysOrg article image

New mosquito species found in South Florida.  It's an aggressive biter, of course.  Adriana Brasileiro, Phys.org. https://phys.org/news/2021-02-mosquito-species-south-florida-aggressive.html


NPR Short Wave Podcast - Micro Wave: Why Mosquitoes Bite You More Than Your Friends

NPR Short Wave: Why mosquitoes bite you more than your friends.  9 minute podcast.  Brit Hanson, NPR.  https://www.npr.org/2020/09/09/911212751/micro-wave-why-mosquitoes-bite-you-more-than-your-friends


Manatee with face on surface of water

UF study shows mosquitoes bite manatees and may give viruses.  Tyler Treadway, Treasure Cost Newspapers.  https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-river-lagoon/health/2020/08/31/uf-study-shows-mosquitoes-bite-manatees-may-give-them-viruses/5622518002/


Image of adult aedes aegypti

Yellow fever, asian tiger mosquitoes, both adept at transmitting Zika.  Infection Control Today.  https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/view/yellow-fever-asian-tiger-mosquitoes-both-adept-transmitting-zika


Eva Buckner working with cage of mosquitoes

Treasure coast scientist working to stop West Nile virus mosquitoes.  Mike Winikoff, Hometown News.  https://www.hometownnewstc.com/news/vero-beach-scientist-working-to-stop-west-nile-virus-mosquitoes/article_fa1e122e-e7b4-11ea-879b-6b7d69ae2f94.html


Manatee under water

Study shows mosquitoes can spread diseases to manatees.  Lourdes Rodriguez, Lake Okeechobee News.  https://lakeokeechobeenews.com/community-news/ag-and-marine-industries-surveyed-about-pandemic-effects/


Silhouette of a mosquito adult with a yellow sun background

750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes are being released in Florida - Here's why.  Korin Miller, Health.  https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/genetically-engineered-mosquitoes?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article


biting mosquitoes on a arm inside a mosquito cage

Scientists fight disease-carrying mosquitoes by letting them feed off their blood.  Elizabeth Landau, Washington Post.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/mosquitoes-researchers-feeding-blood/2020/08/21/25f30252-c608-11ea-a99f-3bbdffb1af38_story.html