How Do Tiny Insects Fly In Rain

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(BBC) – A team of scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology has used high speed cameras to capture what happens to tiny flying insects in flight during rain.  The scientist used mosquito’s to the test and found some interesting results.  

It seems the mosquito’s low body weight helps them combine with the raindrops and fall together.  But the mosquito’s have a tiny trick up their sleeves.  They have tiny water resistant hairs on their bodies that allow them to escape before they crash to the ground with the water drop.

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