For a mosquito, every summer storm is like a million Volkswagen Beetles falling from the sky. How do they survive the deadly deluge? Meghan Cetera explains at Popular Science.

17 Responses to “Why raindrops don't kill mosquitoes”

  1. crenquis says:

    Because they are the unholy spawn of the devil?

  2. Felton / Moderator says:

    More evidence that evolution doesn’t like us.

  3. What is it with this article repeating everything?

    This article repeats everything.

    What is it with that?

  4. Hugh Jorgan says:

    The analogies in the article are like drifting hammers made of limoncello. 

  5. Odd that this article about mosquitoes is illustrated with a photo of a dolichopodid fly. Mosquitoes are in an entirely different family. For reference:

  6. niktemadur says:

    One early Spring in Yosemite, I was enjoying a short hike in one of the Sequoia groves when a nice April snowfall came down, so I sat in a fallen tree trunk and let my senses take in the soothing spectacle.  Then it just popped into sharp relief, a carefree mosquito perfectly navigating among the falling snowflakes, which just about ruined the whole thing.  So I dragged my ass back to the car, thinking “we’re screwed”.

  7. Eark_the_Bunny says:

    Raindrops will not kill a mosquito but a laser beam will.  We need more lasers and less raindrops, I think.

  8. pjcamp says:

    Now splain why worms don’t drown.

    Fuckin worms. How do they work?

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