Movie 3

Rolling of an E. tiaratum nymph after self-dropping along an incline of slope ~70°, shown at 20x reduced speed (original video filmed at 500 fps). Note the insect tucks all legs inward and avoids tarsal contact with the substrate.

Canopy parkour: movement ecology of post-hatch dispersal in a gliding nymphal stick insect, Extatosoma tiaratum

Yu Zeng, Sofia W. Chang, Janelle Y. Williams, Lynn Y.-Nhi Nguyen, Jia Tang, Grisanu Naing, Chandni Kazi, and Robert Dudley

Journal of Experimental Biology 2020. 223:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.226266