Planthopper

A Plant Hopper, Issus coleoptratus, is the First Species Found to Have Functional Biological Gears.

Planthoppers are the only known creatures known to possess a gear mechanism. The Issus coleoptratus is the first type of planthopper to describe its gear-like mechanism formally. Most of the species under the Issus genus are found in Europe, Near East, and North Africa. According to a new study, the Issus coleoptratus, a plant-hopping insect, …

A Plant Hopper, Issus coleoptratus, is the First Species Found to Have Functional Biological Gears. Read More »