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We may finally know how mosquitoes fly

But we're still not sure why
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Mosquitoes are blood-sucking, disease-carrying embodiments of annoyance in insect form. They’re also fascinating aerodynamic enigmas.

Their flight behavior is, to put it simply, weird. The sweep of their wings is extremely shallow, covering only 44 degrees—honeybees, also considered to be very shallow fliers, move their wings at an angle of around 80 degrees. Mosquitoes also flap incredibly frequently, beating their wings against the air some

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