Micro Monsters is a six-part nature documentary series presented by David Attenborough, exploring the strange, weird and wonderful world of bugs. Right beneath our feet is a secret world of disguise and espionage, social networking and courtship, rape and pillage, parenthood and relationships. The terrestrial arthropods - the bugs - are the most dominant animals on our planet. They outnumber us in their hundreds of billions and have survived for 500 million years. They have outlived every catastrophe Earth has thrown at them, seen the dinosaurs come and go and even witnessed our own arrival. They are so intrinsic to the natural world that without them we would struggle to exist.
|Episode 1 - Conflict|
Episode 1 - Conflict
This episode examines the survival tactics of its terrifying residents including killer ants, trap-setting spiders and beetles with the ability to shoot boiling chemicals at their enemies.
Episode 2 - Predator
This episode reveals how predators defuse the defences of their prey, highlighting the cockroach wasp, the whirligig beetle, and the jumping Portia spider.
Episode 3 - Courtship
Life is all about making the next generation. This episode takes a look at the courtship rituals of the creatures beneath our feet.
Episode 4 - Reproduction
A close-up view of sex, bug-style, as David Attenborough talks viewers through the different ways in which creepy-crawlies reproduce.
Episode 5 - Family
This episode features arthropods that cooperate to prosper in the world instead of fighting each other, such as burrowing cockroaches, the suitably named social spiders - which share a 30-metre web.
Episode 6 - Colony
This episode looks at one of the key inventions of arthropods - colonies so vast that they rival human megacities in both size and complexity.
|Monster Bug Wars
This is a nature documentary series that features the natural setting and fighting tactics for the world's deadliest insect encounters.
|Life in the Undergrowth
This is a BBC nature documentary series presented by David Attenborough, exploring the diversity of terrestrial invertebrates, their evolution and their private lives.
|The Life and Works of Jean Henri Fabre
This is a collection of eBooks of Jean-Henri Fabre, a French entomologist and author known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects such as Souvenirs Entomologiques.
|Alien Empire: A Journey to the World of Insects
This is a six-part documentary series hosted by John Shrapnel, taking us into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects with amazing graphics.
|Bug World: Sex, Violence and a Cast of Billions
Insects are the most abundant and enduring multi-cellular life form ever to have evolved. They are fast breeding, highly evolvable and, thanks to their body-plan, are future-proofed like no other animal.
This is a collection of documentary films that reveal the nature and the secret world of ants - social insects of the family Formicidae.
|Webs of Intrigue
Welcome to the world of the spider, up close and personal as only the photographers and cinematographers of National Geographic can show it.
|World's Biggest and Baddest Bugs
Entomologist Ruud Kleinpaste embarks on an entomological odyssey around the globe in search of the ultimate biggest and "baddest" creepy crawlies.