There was an error published in J. Exp. Biol. 210(5), v-a.

In the second sentence of paragraph 4, the author incorrectly attributed the discovery of the active adjustment of antennal vibrations to Joseph Jackson and Daniel Robert. In fact, it was Martin Gopfert and Daniel Robert that made this discovery.

The sentence should have read as follows:

`Scientists previously believed that mosquito antennae vibrated passively in response to sound, however Robert and Martin Gopfert, at Universitaet Koeln, showed that mosquitoes actively adjust how much their antennae vibrate.'

We apologise to readers, in particular Dr Gopfert, for this error.