What’s the Buzz? Mosquitoes Can Hear You From 30 Feet Away

If a tree drops in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Humans may never know, but mosquitoes might. Until now, it was thought that mosquitoes could only hear a few inches away, but new research shows that they can detect sound from up to 32 feet away. This surprising ability allows Aedes aegypti mosquitos to track down distant mates and even tune in to human speech. The study, published on February 7 in the journal Current Biology, also offers another surpris

What’s the Buzz? Mosquitoes Can Hear You From 30 Feet Away

If a tree drops in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Humans may never know, but mosquitoes might. Until now, it was thought that mosquitoes could only hear a ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Discover Magazine

New findings could make mosquitos more satisfied—and safer to be around

She weighs less than one ten-thousandth of an ounce and her top speed is less than two miles per hour. Nonetheless, the female mosquito is one of the most dangerous animals on the planet. For ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Science Blog

Who's listening? Mosquitos can hear up to 10 meters away

Mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected, according to researchers at Cornell and Binghamton University.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Eurekalert

  • Pages: 1

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share