High-speed video reveals that sharpshooters propel their pee using a catapult-like appendage called a stylus.

Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/how-some-sap-sucking-insects-fling-their-pee

Story: Emily Conover

Production: Helen Thompson

Video: Saad Bhamla and Soham Sinha

Images: Elio Challita, Soham Sinha and Kate Burgener

Music : Bagatelle no. 25 ”Für Elise” by Beethoven
Simone Renzi/MusOpen (CC BY-NC 3.0)

Citation: E. Challita et al. Insect pee: Ultrafast fluidic ejection from sharpshooters. APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion. 71st annual meeting of the APS Division Of Fluid Dynamics, Atlanta, November 18–20, 2018.