Mosquito Wing Flapping Facilitates Flight and Flirting (image) Johns Hopkins University Share Print E-Mail Caption Complex streamlines generated by the flapping wing of a mosquito in flight. Mosquitoes flap their wings not just to stay aloft but for two other critical purposes: to generate sound and to point that buzz in the direction of a potential mate, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered. Credit Rajat Mittal Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.