Monster Bug Wars

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.8  (129)

Monster Bug Wars is a thrilling and action-packed nature docuseries that originally premiered on Science Channel in 2011. The show explores the fascinating world of insects, arachnids, and other creepy-crawly creatures, highlighting their incredible hunting tactics, physical abilities, and unique adaptions that make them successful predators in the wild.

The show is hosted by a team of insect experts and enthusiasts, including Bryan Grieg Fry, a renowned venomologist and evolutionary biologist, Linda Rayor, an entomologist who specializes in spider behavior, and Henry Strozier, a knowledgeable voice actor who provides narration for the series.

Each episode of Monster Bug Wars focuses on two different species of bugs as they engage in epic battles to survive in their natural habitats. Using state-of-the-art macro cinematography, the show captures every moment of the intense showdowns, from the first strike to the final blow.

Along the way, the hosts provide insightful commentary and analysis about the bugs' behavior and their unique evolutionary adaptations. Viewers will learn about everything from the venomous fangs of spiders to the super-fast reflexes of praying mantises and the armored exoskeletons of beetles.

As the title suggests, the show's battles are truly epic in scale, with each encounter feeling like a high-stakes showdown between two deadly rivals. Whether it's a battle between a giant centipede and a scorpion or a clash between two species of wasps, the action is always intense and thrilling to watch.

Despite the high stakes of these battles, Monster Bug Wars also sheds light on the importance of these creatures to the broader ecosystem. The show emphasizes how each species has a crucial role to play in the natural world, and how their unique adaptions have allowed them to thrive and survive for millions of years.

Overall, Monster Bug Wars is an exhilarating and educational show that is perfect for nature lovers and anyone fascinated by the incredible diversity of life on our planet. With stunning visuals, engaging hosts, and gripping battles, it's no surprise that the show has become a fan-favorite since its debut in 2011.

Monster Bug Wars is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on March 29, 2011.

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Super Slayers
6. Super Slayers
February 28, 2012
A Leaf-tailed Mantis fights a Raspy Cricket and an armored Spiny Spider is ambushed by a Crab Spider. An underwater Mudeye duels with a Water Bug, then a Domino Beetle fights a Crimson-legged Assassin Bug while a Mangrove Tree Crab faces a Leopard Spider.
Murderous Intent
5. Murderous Intent
February 21, 2012
A Leaf Cutter Ant faces a House Spider, a Costa Rican Cellar Spider fights a Geophilid Centipede, a Tiger Jumping Spider fights a Rainforest Jumping Spider, and a Katydid meets an Orange-mouth Tarantula. Then Dinosaur Ants battle a bunch of Trap Jaw Ants.
Mothers of all Wars
4. Mothers of all Wars
February 14, 2012
A baby Scorpion blithely takes on a battle-blooded Pirate Spider; a mother-to-be Rufus Comb-footed Spider fights a Spitting Spider, and a Lichen Bark Mantis tackles a Rock Spider. A Candy Cane Katydid and a Bug Eyed Katydid clash.
Ultra Violence
3. Ultra Violence
February 7, 2012
Violence erupts as a Giant Cockroach fights a Red-rump Tarantula; a Stripe-tailed Centipede targets a Vinegarroon, and an Orange Horned Katydid tackles a Banana Spider. A Golden Carpenter Ant tries to nail a Flag-tailed Assassin Bug.
Blood on the Forest Floor
2. Blood on the Forest Floor
January 31, 2012
It's blood on the forest floor when a Brazilian Wandering Spider clashes with a Hooded Mantis. Army Ants attack a Rainforest Land Crab. A Velvet Worm and a Harvestman battle it out. A Black Jungle Stalker encounters a Black Faced Katydid.
Deadly Duels
1. Deadly Duels
January 24, 2012
Witness a deadly duel between a Moss Mantis and a Jungle Tiger Beetle. A Horned Katydid attacks an Owl Butterfly Caterpillar. An Ogre-faced Spider goes head on with an Army ant. A Black-tailed Scorpion tackles a Red-Thighed Wandering spider.
Where to Watch Monster Bug Wars
Monster Bug Wars is available for streaming on the Science Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Monster Bug Wars on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Science Channel and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 29, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (129)