Watch Monster Bug Wars
- 2 Seasons
Monster Bug Wars is a Science channel original series. Each episode is approximately forty-five minutes and features commentary by Dr. Rayer and Dr. Fry. This series is hosted by Henry Strozier and is a documentary-style program. Monster Bug Wars showcases a different battle between species of insects in each episode. The viewer gets to witness two separate insects battle to the death. These battles can take place between two insects or a group. In nature, the end result is to protect one's nest or gain a food source. However the fights in this series are staged in a studio and do not take place in nature. With each encounter, two entomologists narrate the action you see on screen. They explain the strengths and weaknesses of each insect and discuss the likely outcome of the match. The show uses actual insect footage. Sound effects are used to transform these acts of nature into traditional fighting matches with commentary similar to that of wrestling and boxing matches. Some of the insect battles in this series are a spiny leaf insect versus a giant rainforest mantis and a bulldog ant against a redback spider. There are other fights involving one insect against many. This includes the tree scorpion and red ants, plus the battle of army ants agains a rainforest crab. There are also fights between groups of insects, including battles between ants and wasps. Each fight includes added sound effects. Some sounds include screams and battle cries. Although the program is made for comedic entertainment, the facts gained from the program are all scientific. Each episode covers an average of five different battles between different insect species. They even have an episode that consists of the top ten insect battles for the series.