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How Do Skeeters Survive Rain-Rain Drops?

How do mosquitos survive being pounded by rain and rain drops the size of them – and weighing much more than them?

” … the impact of which is comparable to a human being hit by a bus.”



“The short answer is that the mosquitoes are so light that they simply hitch a ride on the raindrop without any significant force being transferred to them.”

You can read the rest at the LA Times.

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7 August 2012 Science One Comment

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