Are grasshoppers the only insects that jump?
I'm writhing on behalf of my little kinderarten student Janay. This was
Many, many insects jump, including crickets, katydids, and others similar
to grasshoppers. Tiny springtails and many leaf and tree hoppers do amazing
jumps for their size, and of course there are fleas that jump.
Oh my, no. Fleas jump, crickets jump, click beetles jump (by snapping their
heads), and springtails jump, to name the few that pop into my head.
Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois
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