Sharpshooters catapult their droplets using their anal stylus

Close-up of the droplet catapulting mechanism. Sharpshooters form a droplet on their anal stylus before flinging it at high speeds.

Micro-CT of the hindgut of a glassy-winged sharpshooter, highlighting the ultrastructures of the anal stylus

Slingshot spider deforming its web before launching itself to capture its prey

Formation of a lipid bilayer between two lipid coated aqueous droplets in oil