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Among insects, locusts are widely recognized for their excellent jumping performances. Indeed, jumping helps locusts to avoid predators as well as to initiate flight. In the present contribution, we employed high-speed videos to analyze the jumping performance of Locusta migratoria L. from ground with different toughness. Results outlined that L. migratoria can prolong their takeoff time to get bigger takeoff velocity to adapt to different terrains, and takeoff velocity has no connection with takeoff angle.
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