Movie 1

High-speed recording (1500 fps) of a locust (S. gregaria) falling from a horizontal plane onto a glass substrate. Note the forward tilted movement, the first contact with the head 460 and a very quick recovery into a body posture which would allow fast consecutive jumping movements.

What goes up must come down: biomechanical impact analysis of falling locusts

Simon V. Reichel, Susanna Labisch, and Jan-Henning Dirks

Journal of Experimental Biology 2019. 222:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.202986