Is This the Coolest-Looking Insect Ever?


This wacky insect, barely larger than a flea, is a baby planthopper. And it jumps extremely fast β€” with an acceleration of 200 Gs. That’s close to the highest ever survived by a human.

So, how does it jump so quickly? Gears. That’s right, the planthopper utilizes gear-like mechanisms on its legs. Here’s a better description:


15 Comments on Is This the Coolest-Looking Insect Ever?

  1. that insect is pretty good looking but I prefer leafbugs


  2. Avenger Nerd // December 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm // Reply

    That is really cool but I mean come on people! How can he think that those bugs just evolved that gear-thing? Things just can’t evolve like that, they have to come from God to be that amazing! πŸ™‚

    • I agree with what you are saying. Its outstanding what God has done in the designing of these creatures, nothing could have evolved to just make gears in order to allow it to do this. God knew what he was doing way before we even knew about the insect. Genesis 1:24-25

      And God said, β€œLet the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

  3. That is really cool! (F.I.Y. I changed my nickname from Third-Wheel)

  4. that kyle tho // December 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm // Reply

    That bug needs a haircut tho.

    • You mean a tailcut??? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    • What? (hehehe) // December 30, 2013 at 9:40 am // Reply

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  5. This is zoo COOL! xD

    • Wise Guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! // January 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm // Reply

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  6. Bodysteeler // April 18, 2014 at 12:47 am // Reply

    If it was bigger; I could use it for a Feather duster!!

  7. MABELLE_HARTMAN // November 19, 2015 at 8:49 am // Reply

    This thing is really cool!!!!! I’m so doing this for my science paper!

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