|Credit: Burrows et al., Current Biology|
Pygmy mole crickets have the remarkable ability to jump right from the surface of the water. The tiny insects can jump as high as 0.7 meters and as far as a 1 meter on land. From the surface of the water they can jump distances of 5.4 times their body length. The insects have spring-loaded paddles and spurs on their hind legs that enable them to propel a ball of water downwards and launch themselves into the air.