The Great Pretenders

23 June 2010 13:30 - 14:00

Location: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK.

Event description

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.

Join staff from the Natural History Museum to find out how phasmids make great pets, see some specimens from the collections and meet a live one for yourself.

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This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Natural History Museum

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