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List of largest insects


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...

Top 10 jumping animals | OneKind


Klipspringer are around 1.5 m tall and can jump 10 times their own body height. They are highest jumper among all mammals compared to body size.

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


Nov 7, 2013 ... Check out 4 of the biggest bug jumpers around. ... Some of the jumping bugs I've highlighted here throw themselves the equivalent distance of ...

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.

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 might ... Before the frogs jump, they stretch most of their hindlimb muscles, and ... that they're heavier than other champion insect jumpers, like fleas.

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


1 day ago ... There are two ways you can measure the highest jumps. .... Among insects, the species that do serious jumping are often known as "hoppers" ... sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter called "If You Only Read 6 ...

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 Trivia - University of Kentucky


Jan 15, 1999 ... LONGEST - a tropical stick insect - 13 inches from end to end. ... Grasshoppers jump 80 times their length - like a human jumping 1 1/2 football fields. ... dung rolling reminded Egyptians of the sun (which they called Ra) rolling ...

This Insect Has The Only Mechanical Gears Ever Found in Nature ...


Sep 12, 2013 ... The small hopping insect Issus coleoptratus uses toothed gears on its joints ... Insects from the Issus genus, which are commonly called ..... God working together with humans to lead them to a higher mode of life (aka heaven).

Fleas can jump 100 times their height because they have 'multi ...


Feb 10, 2011 ... But the world's biggest fish could be even bigger, say scientists ... In most of the jumps two parts of the insects' complicated legs - the toe and ... to launch using a pad on their legs made of a stretchy substance called resilin.

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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 ...

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


Sep 6, 2012 ... What human holds the world record for the highest jump? ... Even though grasshoppers are impressive jumpers, they're not the best insect jumpers. That title goes to either the flea or the froghopper (also called the spittlebug).