A study released recently showed that mosquitoes that have bitten native born Iowans fly slower and are more easily lost in their surroundings.

“It’s incredible to see that biting a certain person born in Iowa can do this to an insect that has been evolving for centuries. Pure craziness,” said one scientist who worked on the study.

To most South Dakotans, the news comes as no surprise.

“Yeah, I think that’s pretty expected. Everyone has been behind them, so it’s not surprising that Iowan mosquitoes lose control of their motor skills,” said one South Dakotan we spoke to.

The study also concluded that New York and California biters respond to news on Facebook more angrily and Minnesota mosquitoes most disappointed in their sports teams, but remain very proud when shown a Minnesota sports logo.

“Everything on this list is absolutely true. This is the state of mosquito America,” said one person we interviewed.

Mosquitoes remain a bane of our existence no matter where they are.

The Sioux Falls Headliner
Adam K. White