Life in the Undergrowth

2005, TV Show

Small but ferocious creatures are examined.


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Open your eyes to the bizarre, ferocious and surprisingly beautiful world of the invertebrates! Join David Attenborough on his ground-breaking exploration into a spectacular miniature universe never normally seen, but teeming all around us. Not just bugs and beetles, but exotic cicadas, neon glow worms, intricate silk-weaving spiders and iridescent dragonflies - not to mention a whole host of other incredible life-forms and intimate, startling behavior.

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Season 1, Episode 5
In this last program we see the tensions below the surface in some of the great social structures built by insects, and witness the carnage when an ant colony and a termite colony wage war.

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Season 1, Episode 4
The world of invertebrates is a web of relationships with plants and other animals, and this program is full of incredible stories.

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Season 1, Episode 3
Silk is the invertebrates’ great invention. From the protective stalks of lacewing eggs to the amazing hanging threads of New Zealand’s ‘glow worms’, they use it in a huge range of ways.

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Premiered: November 23, 2005, on BBC One
Rating: TV-PG
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