Neurons controlling jumping in froghopper insects.

  title={Neurons controlling jumping in froghopper insects.},
  author={Peter Br{\"a}unig and Malcolm Burrows},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={507 1},
The neurons innervating muscles that deliver the enormous power enabling froghopper insects to excel at jumping were revealed by backfilling the nerves from those muscles. The huge trochanteral depressor muscle (M133) of a hind leg consists of four parts. The two largest parts (M133b,c) occupy most of the metathorax and are innervated by the same two motor neurons that have small, laterally placed somata in the metathoracic ganglion and axons in nerve N3C(2). They are also supplied by three… CONTINUE READING