From the BBC: How tiny insects survive the rain.
A mosquito’s tiny, low-weight body is the key to its ability to survive flying in the rain, according to scientists.
A team from the Georgia Institute of Technology filmed the insects as they collided with raindrops.
This showed that their bodies put up so little resistance that, rather than the drop of water stopping in a sudden, catastrophic splash, the mosquito simply combined with the drop and the two continued to fall together. [continue]
Fascinating and all, but I’d be pleased if most insects were less able to survive rain.
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