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mosquito flying through hole in netting

mosquito flying through hole in netting

A new study by researchers in mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida explores how yellowfever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) seek out holes in netting. The study suggested that mosquitoes prefer to travel via flight and cover very little distance by crawling; in the study they were much more likely to fly through holes rather than crawl through. The video shown here is slowed down to 1/17th actual speed. (Video originally published supplementary to Dickerson et al 2018, Journal of Insect Science)

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