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This Bug Wears Its Victims' Carcasses as Camouflage

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This Bug Wears Its Victims' Carcasses as Camouflage

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The assassin bug is one of the most cunning predators in the micro world, gluing the exoskeletons of its prey to its back as camouflage. While disturbing, it's a very effective survival strategy.

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Killer ants. Trap-setting spiders. Beetles that shoot boiling chemicals at their enemies. In the micro world, arthropods prey upon one another in many creative and brutal ways, and if you're a bug that can't defend itself, you're not going to last long. Enter the rainforests and deserts of Africa and Australia with natural historian David Attenborough as he examines the survival tactics of the Micro Monsters. Using a new camera system, we give you an up-close view of some of the most remarkable fight-to-the-death battles on the planet.

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