16 September 2013

Insect Gears

We all know about cyclists who turn a "monster gear" as they stomp the pedals.  And some of us like to have a "granny gear" just in case the hill gets a bit too steep or long.  Now, we find out about a newly discovered kind of built-in gear used by one animal, the lowly planthopper nymph.  Insect gears!

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