How small a hole will mosquitoes fly through to reach water?

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Peter of PNG  asked the Naked Scientists:
   Hi,I was wondering, how small of a hole will mosquitoes fly/go through in order to reach water?
For example, would they lay their eggs inside a coke bottle?  What about a soda can?  What about the little hole in a manhole cover that leads to the sewer?
Thanks much.

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The hole doesn't actually have to be "fly-through-able"; mosquitoes will fold their wings and walk through a gap if necessary. So the answer to your question is "about the same dimensions as the insects themselves".
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