Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Six Skeeters Swarming
From stuff.co.nz comes this story about mosquitoes trying to fly their way into New Zealand...by hijacking a plane. NZ officials are being a bit weird about the whole thing, claiming that there were exactly six insects were involved (three Aedes vigilax and three Culex sitiens) and that all of them were intercepted. I know the mosquitoes were found in the cockpit, but it was a Boeing 737 - that's a big plane with lots of places for things to hide. Also, they set traps for adults and larva in the air hangar, and are refusing to release the name of the airline that owns the plane. Hmmm.
This is certainly not the first time foreign "mozzies" have been found in New Zealand. Here's a detailed report from back in 2002.
Thanks to Andrew B. for sending in a link to this story.
Labels: insects, mosquitoes, New Zealand
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