This Corrigendum relates to J. Exp. Biol. 216, 1270-1279.
There is an error on p. 1276, line 15. The value of the force that the two feet exchange with the ground was incorrectly stated as 2.89 N. The prefix ‘m’ was missing and the correct wording is ‘2.89 mN’.
In addition, on p. 1271, lines 4–7, the sentence ‘However, the instantaneous force applied to the ground during the extremely fast thrust phase of the jump has not been characterized in these small animals’ was misleading and does not take into account previously published data by other researchers. This sentence should be replaced by the following paragraph and additional references.
‘Detailed kinematics, kinetics and the ground reaction forces of jumping have been previously published: for seven species of leafhopper (Brackenbury, 1996; Burrows, 2007b; Burrows, 2008a), including Cicadella viridis; for other closely related hemipterans such as froghoppers (Burrows, 2006a; Burrows, 2009a; Sutton and Burrows, 2010), psyllids (Burrows, 2012), planthoppers (Burrows, 2009a; Burrows, 2010) and treehoppers (Burrows, 2013). Detailed kinematics during take-off are also available for several more species, such as: hemipteran shore bugs (Burrows, 2009b) and Peloridiidae (Burrows et al., 2007); stick insects (Burrows, 2008); othopterans such as locusts (Bennet-Clark, 1975; Queathem and Full, 1995; Sutton and Burrows, 2008; Cofer et al., 2010), bush crickets (Burrows and Morris, 2002), Proscopiidae (Burrows and Wolf, 2002) and pygmy mole crickets jumping from both land (Burrows and Picker, 2010) and water (Burrows and Sutton, 2012); and fleas (Siphonaptera) (Bennet-Clark and Lucey, 1967; Rothschild, 1972; Sutton and Burrows, 2011). In these studies, high-speed cameras were used at frame rates of up to 5000 frames s−1 and enabled up to 20 pictures of the insect to be captured during the few milliseconds in which it accelerates. This time resolution is insufficient to allow the statistical analysis of the kinematics we describe and so we filmed the thrust phase of the green leafhopper, Cicadella viridis, at 8000 frames s−1. This allowed us to generate up to 45 pictures of this insect as it accelerated during a jump.’
The authors apologize to their colleagues for incompletely crediting their previously published work. They assure readers that the data, results and conclusions of the article are not affected.