Insect larvae can jump without legs. US scientists recorded it on the video.
Observations were made of dipterous gall midge larvae. They can jump over a distance that is about 40 times larger than their bodies. Even the most outstanding champions in long jump. Moreover, the larvae have no limbs.
Gall midges – insects from the same family with flies and mosquitoes
Biologists managed to establish a mechanism for such jumping. Larva gall midges coils into a ring, interlocking the ends of their body flakes. Then it straightens like a spring, and due to kinetic energy release the body of an insect is thrown on long distance.
Researchers at Duke University filmed a hop larva at using a high speed camera.