A Mosquito’s wings beat 300-600 times per second

Photo courtesy: Sadia Islam Nidhi

Mosquitoes have two wings, but unlike other flies, their wings have scales and their mouth parts (in female mosquitoes) form a long piercing-sucking proboscis. The familiar buzz that we hear is produced by the wings vibrating rapidly at 500-600 beats per sec. It depends upon the species, the wing tips moving a figure-8 pattern.

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