Movie 3

After the latch releases, the larva is launched into the air and rotates as it follows a ballistic trajectory. Filmed at 20,000 fps, playback at 90 fps.

Adhesive latching and legless leaping in small, worm-like insect larvae

G. M. Farley, M. J. Wise, J. S. Harrison, G. P. Sutton, C. Kuo, and S. N. Patek

Journal of Experimental Biology 2019. 222:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.201129