SEP 19, 2013 10:45 AM PDT
Working Gears Evolved in Plant-Hopping Insect
WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis
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A study in the journal Science reveals that a juvenile form of the insect Issus Coleoptratus evolved gears to help with jumping. This is the first time working gears have been observed in an animal species.
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