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

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 ...

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.

What bugs have the ability to jump? | Reference.com


Froghoppers, whose nymphs are the notorious plant parasites called spittlebugs, jump even higher and farther than fleas. Even the nymph is able to jump 100 ...

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'.

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.

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 ...

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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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.

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.

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?