How come bugs (flies, mosquitoes, etc) are completely fine when you slap/punch them while they’re in the air?

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How come bugs (flies, mosquitoes, etc) are completely fine when you slap/punch them while they’re in the air?

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Because your moving hand also pushes the air around out of the way as well. When you go to slap a fly with your palm there is enough air there to push the fly safely away from your hand. What you would need to do is first create paths for the air to escape without pushing on the fly, and secondly something to squash the bug against. Otherwise you’re just pushing the fly around.

So what you’re basically needing is literally a flyswatter. A thing with holes so that the air can escape and then slap the bug against another surface.

I’d like to know the same I think, but to describe my question further:

The relative force must be immense for that insect. Anything comparable would instantly kill any mammal, bird, fish… I think probably everything bigger than an insect.
Shouldn’t that disrupt them more, if not kill them right away?

You’ve never slapped a bug and watched fit fall onto the ground? Maybe you’re dreaming right now and can’t punch

You never slapped a fly and sent it down to the floor? Bitch slapped that buzzing bastard right down? Lol. Wouldn’t wanna try it with a wasp though.