Mosquito 2 is a breeder and 85-cell quadratic growth pattern that was found by Nick Gotts in October 1998. At the time of its discovery, it was the smallest known pattern exhibiting superlinear growth (passing the former record holder mosquito 1), but it was surpassed by mosquito 3 a few hours later.
Its size reduction from mosquito 1 comes in part from it having two fewer middleweight spaceships but one more lightweight spaceship.
Generation 20,000 of mosquito 2
- Mosquito 2 at Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Life