Study Details Mechanics of Flea Beetles’ Big Jumps

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The tribe of leaf beetles known for their incredible jumping strength use a powerful catapult-like mechanism to spring away from looming predators. A team of Chinese and U.S. scientists illustrate the biomechanics of these beetles’ jumps in a new study and say the findings could hold lessons for bio-inspired robotics.

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