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Channel: Ant Lab
Categories: Biology   |   Environmental   |   Science  
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Leafhoppers, treehoppers, planthoppers, and froghoppers are all insects in the order Hemiptera that are some of the fastest jumping animals on earth! They are also super-common, so I collected a bunch and filmed their jumps in slow-motion!

References (Prof. Malcolm Burrows papers):
Froghopper jumps - Burrows M (2006), Jumping performance of froghopper insects. J Exp Biol 209:4607-21 https://jeb.biologists.org/content/209/23/4607

Froghopper gears - Burrows M, Sutton G (2013), Interacting gears synchronize propulsive leg movements in a jumping insect. Science 341(6151):1254-6 https://science.sciencemag.org/content/341/6151/1254

Treehopper jumps - Burrows M (2013), Jumping mechanisms of treehopper insects (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Membracidae). J Exp Biol 216:788-99 https://jeb.biologists.org/content/216/5/788

Planthopper jumps - Burrows M (2009), Jumping performance of planthoppers (Hemiptera, Issidae). J Exp Biol 212(17):2844-55 https://jeb.biologists.org/content/212/17/2844

Leafhopper jumps - Burrows M (2007), Kinematics of jumping in leafhopper insects (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadellidae). J Exp Biol 210:3579-89 https://jeb.biologists.org/content/210/20/3579

For more general biology of hemipteran hoppers:
Hoppers of North Carolina: http://dpr.ncparks.gov/bugs/index.php
Dr. Z.P. Metcalf database: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/specialcollections/digital/metcalf/index.html
Treehoppers: http://treehoppers.insectmuseum.org/public/site/treehoppers/home

Image credits:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/130971506@N04/33944749053/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/treegrow/32603914381/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/yogendra174/29463948284/

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