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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Insect Gears

The small hopping insect Issus coleoptratus uses toothed gears (magnified above with an electron microscope) to precisely synchronize the kicks of its hind legs as it jumps forward. Image by Malcom Burrows.

From looking at the other pictures of this bug I am guesstimating this picture is about 1/10th (one-tenth) of a millimeter across.

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