Transmissions through time: the 2017 advent calendar
Day 6

Insect camouflage

Richard Dawkins looks at how two different stick insects use camouflage.

Some insects have evolved incredibly detailed foms of camouflage, so they appear to blend almost perfectly into their surroundings. In this advent video Richard Dawkins gets into a sticky situation with a stick insect.

Richard Dawkins gave the 1991 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Growing up in the universe". This clip is from his third lecture "Climbing Mount Improbable".