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Nature Live!: The Great Pretenders

Submitted by edwbaker on Wed, 2014-05-28 19:00
Date: 
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Location: 

Attenborough Studio, Natural History Museum, London

12:30pm & 2:30pm

The nearly 3,000 living species of stick and leaf insect are the masters of disguise. Phasmids, as they are known, avoid hungry predators by mimicking leaves and twigs in colour and shape. Incredibly, some phasmids can grow back a lost leg and females can even clone themselves when no males are around. Find out how phasmids make great pets, see some specimens from our collections and meet a live one for yourself.

Nature Live!: The Great Pretenders on the Natural History Museum website

All content by +Ed Baker