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Saltoblattella montistabularis is a recently discovered South African cockroach (Bohn et al. 2010). This species is characterized by a unique form of locomotion. Rather than scuttling with short quick steps as is typical of cockroaches, these cockroaches jump and hop very much like grasshoppers (Picker et al. 2011).

Read more: Wired Science: Leaping Cockroach Gets Around on Spring-Loaded Knees.

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