Is This the Coolest-Looking Insect Ever?


This wacky insect, barely larger than a flea, is a baby planthopper. And it jumps extremely fast — 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:


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13 Responses to “Is This the Coolest-Looking Insect Ever?”

  1. bug
    December 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    that insect is pretty good looking but I prefer leafbugs


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

    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! :)

    • pumpkin21
      December 18, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      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, “Let 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.

      • the nintendo fan
        December 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

        Spoken like a true Christian. Merry Christmas Boyslife!!!!!!!

  3. Sniper
    December 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

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

    • Sniper
      December 18, 2013 at 11:22 am #

      Sorry I meant to say F.Y.I.

      • What?
        December 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

        Happy name changing!!!

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

    That bug needs a haircut tho.

    • Wise Guy
      December 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

      You mean a tailcut??? ;) ;)

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

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  5. Calebuki
    December 21, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    This is zoo COOL! xD

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

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    • Calebuki
      April 1, 2014 at 9:43 pm #


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