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Darkling Beetles: Spray acid, play dead


Darkling beetles (Family: Tenebrionidae) might not look like much at first glance, but this huge group of insects includes more than 20,000 species, all with their own unique life histories and adaptations. So, Dr. Margaret Thayer invited us to come learn more about them!

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Executive Producer, Creator, Host:
Emily Graslie

Producer, Director, Editor:
Sheheryar Ahsan

Production Assistant, Content Developer, Writer:
Raven Forrest

Production Support:
Vinícius Penteado

Special Thanks:
Petra Sierwald
Margaret Thayer
Crystal Maier
Maureen Turcatel
Robin Delapena
Jim Louderman
Support for this video comes in part from National Science Foundation Grant No. 1802353

This episode is filmed on location at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

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