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high-altitude mosquito migration study: net

In an open grassy field, two men hold one end of a long gauzy white net suspended across several horizontal bars all attached to a rope running vertically, attached to a helium balloon (not pictured).

A series of studies published since 2019 has shown mosquitoes can ride high-altitude winds to travel long distances in Africa. The discovery was enabled by the use of a new research tool: glue-daubed net traps hanging below helium-filled balloons. (Photo courtesy of Harrysone Atieli, Ph.D.)

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