Mosquitoes have the ability to survive impacts with raindrops that are much heavier than the creatures themselves.. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that fog overwhelms mosquitoes and makes it difficult or impossible for them to fly. The researchers used high-speed videography to determine how fog grounds mosquitoes just as an airplane would be grounded during fog.
Nina Sen is a frequent contributor to Live Science’s Life’s Little Mysteries series: an exploration and explanation of our world’s phenomena, both natural and man-made. She also writes astronomy photo stories for Live Science's sister site Space.com.