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Mating Calls In The Key Of Mosquito

That buzzing sound mosquitoes make all summer is really annoying, but if you were a girl mosquito, you might think it sounded like love. That’s because in one species of mosquito (Aedes aegypti, a carrier for human dengue and yellow fever) can adjust their buzzing so it harmonizes with their mate’s. Researchers believe it’s how the female tests the male’s fitness. “We think what the females are doing is saying, ‘Can you match this harmonic, and how fast does it take you to match it?’” said Ronald Hoy of Columbia University. “If the male is slow or doesn’t match it, she’ll just fly away.” The Discovery Channel should totally do a show called, “Insects, They’re Just Like Us!” [LiveScience] Keep reading »

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