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11 amazing examples of insect camouflage

By: Bryan Nelson on July 31, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
Turns out that covering yourself in dead insects actually keeps you pretty safe.

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Assassin bug

This insect has taken a different, far creepier strategy for camouflage. Acanthaspis petax, a type of assassin bug, stacks the corpses of its victims on its back to hide itself from predators. Though it may seem like an odd strategy, studies have shown that corpse-carrying assassin bugs are ten times less likely to be attacked by spiders.