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The jumping mechanism of Xenopsylla cheopis. III. Execution of the jump and activity

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences

Oct 30, 1975

M RothschildShlomo Sternberg

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The flea's hind legs are the chief source of jumping power, but in species which execute large jumps, take-off is accelerated by elastic energy released from a resilin pad (homologous with the wing hinge ligaments of flying insects) situated in the pleural arch. A central click mechanis...read more

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Resilin
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    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences

    Oct 30, 1975

    M RothschildShlomo Sternberg

    PMID: 1806

    DOI: 10.1098/rstb.1975.0064

    Abstract

    The flea's hind legs are the chief source of jumping power, but in species which execute large jumps, take-off is accelerated by elastic energy released from a resilin pad (homologous with the wing hinge ligaments of flying insects) situated in the pleural arch. A central click mechanis...read more

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    Body Structure
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