<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10443637#post10443637 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Gonodactylus
Don't count out the stomatopods too quickly. The current speed record is held by the trap-jawed ants as reported by Sheila Patek. However, only two three stomatopods have been measured, L. maculata, G. chiragra and O. scyllarus - all in water. Also, these individuals were all large with massive appendages to accelerate. It is possible that smaller, lighter smashers filmed in air could be much faster.