There is a question on mosquito orientation in darkness, however the answer does not address it very specifically and I'm more interested in mosquito ability to lock on target than general navigation.
I know that they use their antennae to detect CO2 and lactic acid. However smell alone doesn't seem good enough for precise landing.
They do have eyes, however they can operate in complete darkness which means the eyes are redundant system for the attack.
They can sense heat, but they do not seem to attack non-fire based heat sources.
So how exactly does a mosquito succeed to land on piece of uncovered skin? Does this tell us anything about interfering with their navigation system?