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ActingNo, really, I'm dead. Just lying here, deceased and unmoving. Move along, nothing to see here but us dead bugs.
Things that eat other things tend to quickly lose interest in dead prey, so some insects that employ the strategy of playing dead (thanatosis) can often escape unharmed. Threatened insects simply let go of whatever they happen to be hanging on to and drop, motionless, to the ground where they put on the performance of a lifetime. Certain caterpillars, ladybugs, many beetles, weevils, robber flies, and giant water bugs all employ this technique. Guess what Death-feigning beetles do to protect themselves?l< << PREV 1 of 10 NEXT >>
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