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Froghopper - Lepyronia sp. Adults are robust and mottled brownish in color. Froghoppers jump from plant to plant, and some species can amazingly jump up to 70 cm vertically, which is a more impressive performance (relative to body weight) than fleas. The froghopper can accelerate at 4,000 m/s2 over 2mm as it jumps!<br />
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Many species of froghopper resemble leafhoppers, but can be distinguished by the possession of only a few stout spines on the hind tibia, where leafhoppers have a series of small spines.  Froghopper,Geotagged,Lepyronia,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Froghopper - Lepyronia sp.

Adults are robust and mottled brownish in color. Froghoppers jump from plant to plant, and some species can amazingly jump up to 70 cm vertically, which is a more impressive performance (relative to body weight) than fleas. The froghopper can accelerate at 4,000 m/s2 over 2mm as it jumps!

Many species of froghopper resemble leafhoppers, but can be distinguished by the possession of only a few stout spines on the hind tibia, where leafhoppers have a series of small spines.

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Uploaded Mar 13, 2018. Captured Jun 13, 2015 10:46 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm