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Raindrops No Match for Low-Mass Mosquito

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June 5, 2012
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As both a disease vector and general nuisance, the mosquito is a scourge all over the world. Its resistance to the effects of sprays and pesticides is widely known but now scientists have revealed just how tough the blood-sucking insect can be.


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