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Name: Oksana
Status: educator
Age: 40s
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Date: 2000-2001

Are grasshoppers the only insects that jump? I'm writhing on behalf of my little kinderarten student Janay. This was her question.

Many, many insects jump, including crickets, katydids, and others similar to grasshoppers. Tiny springtails and many leaf and tree hoppers do amazing jumps for their size, and of course there are fleas that jump.

J. Elliott

Oh my, no. Fleas jump, crickets jump, click beetles jump (by snapping their heads), and springtails jump, to name the few that pop into my head.

Richard E. Barrans Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Director
PG Research Foundation, Darien, Illinois

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