For a long time insect flight was a mystery: how do they stay aloft with large bodies and small wings? For mosquitos the puzzle is slightly different: how do they fly while moving their wings through only a small angle with each flap? Nature Video explores the new research that finally solves this aerodynamic problem.
Read the paper here: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature21727
And a News & Views article here: http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature21904
29th March 2017