Mosquito flight is unlike that of any other insect

Physics of skeeter wingbeats suggests insects may have traded efficiency for alluring buzz

mosquito wing rotation

BIZARRE BUZZ  High-speed video and computer modeling detail forces involved in mosquitoes’ wing rotation that help the insects generate enough lift (lines indicate air flow) to support their body weight in the air.

R.J. Bomphrey, Toshiyuki Nakata, Nathan Phillips, Simon M. Walker

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