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Flea beetle jump

Flea beetle jump

In a new study published in ZooKeys, a team of Chinese and U.S. scientists investigating the biomechanics of flea beetles’ jumps say the acceleration during a jump can reach an explosive peak of 8,650 meters per second squared, which is 865 times the acceleration of gravity. (Video originally published in Ruan et al 2020, ZooKeys)

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