The Tiger Beetle

The Tiger Beetle

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The Tiger Beetle

Bonus clip from our episode "How To Pin An Insect" - enjoy the lil’ tiger beetle!

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Producer, Writer, Creator, Host:

Emily Graslie

Producer, Editor, Camera:

Tom McNamara

Theme music:

Michael Aranda

Created By:

Hank Green

Production Assistant:

Katie Kirby

Major thanks to Gracen Brilmyer for all of her help in creating this episode, and Alexandra Westrich for pinning som...



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