Latch, load and release: Elastic motion makes click beetles click, study finds

IMAGE: Illinois researchers Aimy Wissa, Marianne Alleyne and Ophelia Bolmin studied the motion of a click beetle’s jump and present the first analytical framework to uncover the physics behind ultrafast motion… view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Click beetles can propel themselves more than 20 body lengths into the air, and […]

Elastic motion makes click beetles click, study finds

Illinois researchers Aimy Wissa, Marianne Alleyne and Ophelia Bolmin studied the motion of a click beetle’s jump and present the first analytical framework to uncover the physics behind ultrafast motion by small animals. Credit: L. Brian Stauffer Click beetles can propel themselves more than 20 body lengths into the air, and they do so without […]