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Planthoppers Have Biological Gears On Their Legs
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Key Facts In This Video
Planthoppers use the gears in their hind legs to synchronize their rapid jumping movements. 00:16
Planthoppers take off at about 5 m/s (12 mph) when they jump. 00:35
Scientists at Cambridge University were able to study the gears in planthopper legs because the grandson of one researcher found the bugs in his garden. 01:04