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Orchid Mantis: Looks That Kill

Season 4 Episode 40 | 3m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

Many creatures wear disguises in order to keep safe from predators, but there are some that dress to kill. Orchid mantises are one of nature’s most awesome examples of aggressive mimicry. These killer insects are almost indistinguishable from orchids! Scientists recently learned that their disguise doesn’t work quite how we thought it did.

Aired: 07/11/17

Rating: NR

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