"Charlotte resident Suzy Leon and her husband recently had to fend off a swarm of the pests while walking through a wooded area. "I had never seen mosquitoes that big," Leon told AccuWeather. "We swatted at them as we walked through, but it was not enough."
Leon was bitten at least 30 times on her arms, legs, stomach and back, she said.
The Psorophora ciliata mosquito, commonly known as gallinippers, are able to bite through denim and thin layers of certain clothing material, like cotton, according to Dr. Michael Reiskind, assistant professor of entomology at North Carolina State University."