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Wildlife on Wheels: coupling Froghoppers and other invertebrates

from The Pattern Collective

The Froghoppers Reflection

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1860 antichi Froghoppers stampa, hemiptera originale francese incisione, illustrazione di piastra dell'insetto, annata Cercopoidea entomologia. di LyraNebulaPrints su Etsy


Froghopper Known for their plant-sucking nymphs which encase themselves in froth in springtime, froghoppers are the best jumpers in the animal kingdom. The insects can jump up to 100 times their length, experiencing over 400 g (gravitational acceleration) during the jump.

from The Huffington Post

LOOK: Ancient Bugs Caught In The Act

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165-million-year-old fossil of copulating froghoppers, Anthoscytina perpetua. Image credit: Li S et al.