Imagine that you had one outfit and one outfit only: a jumpsuit that made you look like a leaf. You’d blend in nicely in a forest or the plant store, sure, but not so much in a desert. Such is the existence of a surprising number of insects, which look so much like leaves and sticks that it doesn’t seem possible. Oh, but it is, thanks to the wonders of natural selection. Check out this week’s episode of Absurd Creatures to learn more!
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