Jumping mechanisms of treehopper insects (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Membracidae).


The kinematics and jumping performance of treehoppers (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Membracidae) were analysed from high speed images. The eight species analysed had an 11-fold range of body mass (3.8-41 mg) and a 2-fold range of body length (4.1-8.4 mm). Body shape was dominated by a prothoracic helmet that projected dorsally and posteriorly over the body… (More)
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.078741