New video: How does the click beetle “click” jump work?

For immediate release ‐ November 10, 2020

Contact: Adrian Smith, 919.707.8095. Images available upon request

Dr. Adrian Smith, Head of the Museum’s Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Research Lab, has posted a new video showing close up how the click beetle jump works.

Dr. Smith says, “The spring-loaded “click” of a click beetle is one of the most unique ways of jumping in the insect world! Once I heard about how they do it, and the latch they use to power their jump, it immediately became a thing I just had to film in maco slow-motion detail!”

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