Thursday, October 17, 2019


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Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

Madeline "Maddie" Sophia, a science nerd for NPR, did a great video on some insects who look like another critter/organism for various reasons: defense, camouflage, predation, etc.

Sophia takes us "inside the largest entomology collection in America," where "there are insects that are out to fool us and others." These tricksters are known as mimics who are masters of disguise.  Anna Woods, an arachnologist (a spiderologist to use the technical term) with the Smithsonian, is Maddie's guide.

Here is the short essay and video (~3.5 minutes long).

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