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Research on Mosquito Mating Behavior Provides New Insight in Fight Against Disease

Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, yellow fever and of Aedes aegypti mating flight (slowed down 133-fold). This video of a male mosquito pursuing a female was made by filming a dozen insects in the lab. When a mosquito flew through a defined target area and into focus, it triggered the camera to record. The dubbed audio track is the mating duet of a tethered male and female mosquito. It was recorded using a particle-velocity microphone. (Video credit: Leif Ristroph and Itai Cohen)