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Genus Thionia Planthoppers are the first animals found to possess a biological form of a mechanical gear, used in locomotion The gears keep the hind legs in synchronization, allowing the bugs to jump accurately in a straight line, at an acceleration of nearly 400 g in two milliseconds. Europe,Geotagged,Issus coleoptratus,Leafhopper,Macro,Portugal,Summer,insect Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Genus Thionia

Planthoppers are the first animals found to possess a biological form of a mechanical gear, used in locomotion The gears keep the hind legs in synchronization, allowing the bugs to jump accurately in a straight line, at an acceleration of nearly 400 g in two milliseconds.

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  1. Quite brilliant Flavio Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks so much! Posted 4 months ago
  2. Excellent close up! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Much appreciated ;-) Posted 4 months ago
  3. Love your style, man. Posted 4 months ago
    1. That means a lot Ferdy, thank you ;-) Posted 4 months ago

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Uploaded Jan 11, 2022. Captured Jul 22, 2021 08:10 in R. Dr. Evaristo Sousa Gago 2, 8150-107 São Brás de Alportel, Portugal.
  • X-T20
  • f/1.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm