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2018-08-08T14:15:30.000Z
Video Title:
Assassin Flies- Predators of the Insect World
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Meet Dr. Torsten Dikow, an entomologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. In this episode of Smithsonian Science How, learn how predatory assassin flies are able to catch other insects, even larger ones, during flight. Learn about the incredible biodiversity of these flies, with more than 7,500 species distributed around the globe. See how Torsten has been able to describe almost 70 new species of assassin and related flies by examining their body features and DNA. This program originally aired on April 6, 2017, as part of the Smithsonian Science How webcast series. Smithsonian Science How brings natural history science and research to middle-school students nationwide. For standards alignment and free teaching resources, visit: https://qrius.si.edu/teachers/online/science-teaching-resources/flies-robbers-and-relatives
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148
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29 min 15 sec
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Natural History  Search this
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Education  Search this
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