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List of largest insects - Wikipedia


Jump to: navigation, search. The larval stage of the goliath beetle is arguably the world's heaviest insect. The titan beetle · Insects, which are a type of arthropod, are easily the most...

4 biggest jumpers in the world of insects | MNN - Mother Nature ...


Nov 7, 2013 ... In the insect world, some species have evolved remarkable abilities to accurately hurl themselves vast distances. Some of the jumping bugs ...

Highest jump by an insect | Guinness World Records


Jul 31, 2003 ... The highest recorded jump by an insect is 70 cm (28 in) by the froghopper ( Philaenus spumarius). When it jumps, the insect accelerates at ...

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Incredible Insects


The Most Beautiful Insect: Widely accepted to be the Sunset Moth from ... The Longest-jumping Insect: One species of fleas jumps 150 times their own body ...

Legendary Leapers: 12 of Nature's Highest Hoppers - WebEcoist


Dec 17, 2012 ... If you were asked to identify the highest jumper in the animal kingdom, you ... Also known as spittlebugs, froghoppers can jump up to 28 inches, and this feat ... that they're heavier than other champion insect jumpers, like fleas.

BBC - Earth - The greatest jumper on Earth is probably not a flea


Aug 26, 2016 ... There are two ways you can measure the highest jumps. The first ... Another antelope species named for its jumping ability is the klipspringer. .... That is a huge leap for a wingless insect you can barely see with the naked eye.

Top 10 jumping animals - OneKind


For their size, they are longest and highest jumpers of all animals. Fleas can jump 220 times their own body length and 150 times their own body height!

Spittle bug -a high jump machine | Nature's Crusaders


Nov 19, 2008 ... The spittle bugs jump higher than any other creature known on the planet. ... see a stretchy protein this protein, called resilin in the long jumping ...

This Insect Has Gears In Its Legs – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket ...


Sep 12, 2013 ... As the planthopper jumps, the teeth ensure that its legs rotate together and ... “We had to go to a place called The Garden, in The Backyard. ... “What we have is a prototype for a tooth shape for a high-speed, one-directional ...

Insect jumping, an ancient question | Human Frontier Science Program


Hans Christian Anderson likewise marvelled at jumping insects, writing a ... enough to accelerate an insect: muscle can generate power at a maximum rate of ... 3], which was made of an extremely energy efficient springy protein called ' resilin'.

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Spittle Bug Named Highest Insect Jumper : NPR


Aug 1, 2003 ... A tiny insect called the froghopper, or spittle bug, leapt over the flea as ... the equivalent of a man jumping over the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

The high-jumping bug that really is super - Telegraph


Jul 31, 2003 ... Froghoppers, also called spittle bugs, produce the white foam ... A high-speed camera revealed that the froghopper could jump 27 in, the ...

Who Jumps the Highest? | Wonderopolis


What human holds the world record for the highest jump? ... That title goes to either the flea or the froghopper (also called the spittlebug). In July 2003, the journal ... So how do human beings stack up to these other animal and insect jumpers?