Insect world records

Insects hold at least 13 titles in the Guinness Book of World Records.

For example, the insect world championship title for high jump belongs to the 0.5cm (0.2-inch) long froghopper (Philaenus spumarius), a common agricultural pest. Some species can jump as high as 70cm (28 inches). When it jumps, the insect accelerates at 4,000 m (13,000 ft) per second and overcomes a G-force of more than 414 times its own body weight.

Learn more about the biggest, smallest, fastest, most bioluminescent or loudest here and here.



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