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The unexpected beauty and design of an insect’s metamorphosis

A shimmering, winged creature emerges from its pupal form at the water’s surface. In this video by Alvaro Mendoza Productions, the beauty and design of this insect’s final metamorp...

The decomposition of a pineapple over 2 months

The decomposition of a pineapple over 2 months, time-lapsed by TEMP0NAUT. Watch more decomposition videos.

Return of the Cicadas by Samuel Orr

Via jtotheizzoe, watch Return of the Cicadas by Samuel Orr, a beautifully shot film that shows the insect’s unique 17-year life cycle in detail. With soil temperatures along the Eas...

KQED Quest: The Edible Insects Food Movement

Two billion people in cultures around the world include insects as a part of their diet, and there are lots of stories about it in the news right now. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organizat...

BBC Life in the Undergrowth: Amazing Cicada Life Cycle

Amazing Cicada Life Cycle, presented (and bewitched) by the amazing Sir David Attenborough in this clip from the BBC’s Life in the Undergrowth. “Magicicada Brood II will make its ...

Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe

Part one of the award-winning nature film Microcosmos: Le peuple de l’herbe, directed by French biologists Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perennou. One hour and fifteen minutes on an unk...

Up close with a Stag Beetle, a Long-horned Beetle and a Tube Web Spider

Stuart Hind, Identification and Advisory Service Manager at the Natural History Museum in London, spends his days identifying the bugs that people bring in to the museum. Jars, match boxes, s...

Slow motion ladybugs look like they can’t fly before they do

Slow motion ladybugs unfolding their wings out from under their spotted Elytra (the colorful shell/hard case wings), recorded by Rainer Bergomaz of PCO Imaging.

Glass Mantis Eats a Blue Bottle Fly

As this Glass Mantis eats a blue bottle fly, you can watch the food travel down through its head and thorax! Fascinating stuff. Precarious333 has a treasure trove of insect videos. Or check ou...

The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

The Hidden Beauty of Pollination. You’ve seen this video before. It was a part of Louie Schwartzberg’s TED Talk in 2011, but frankly, it’s so amazing that it’s worth wat...

Minuscule: The Caterpillar and the Brook

The Caterpillar and the Brook is from the animated series Minuscule. A French-made collection of short stories, Minuscule is about the private lives of ants, snails, bees, caterpillars, wasps...

Sarruga: Giant Insects in Chicago

The spectacular Catalan street theater company, Sarruga, transforms the Millennium Park in Chicago into a fantasy world, bringing their giant ants, spiders and praying mantises to interact with the public in a...

Ladybug swarm and how they reveal their wings to fly

This lady bug swarm video from the mountains above Boulder, Colorado got popular in 2010, but the kids hadn’t seen it until this weekend and loved just how colorful this particular swarm...

Indian Walking Sticks

Tommi Vainionpaa keeps Indian Walking Sticks (Carausius Morosus) as pets. They are about 10cm long each, perhaps as long as 15cm if you include their legs. He filmed them eating, climbing and trying to hide in plain...

Handling wild Silver-Spotted Skippers (Epargyreus clarus)

Handling wild Silver-Spotted Skippers (Epargyreus clarus). Footage of technique and them playing games, landing on my head, etc. Another from YouTube user Precarious333’s treasu...

Velvet worms

Velvet worms, or peripatoides novaezelandiae, can be found around the glob, including Australia, Africa, Asia, Costa Rica, and Brazil… these particular leggy creatures in the video are f...

Orchid Mantis

Meet the Orchid Mantis. Native to Malaysia, they camouflage with flower petals, specifically white and pink ones. “In this way the mantis can remain unseen for predators such as birds and at the same time can ca...

A critically-endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching

In a world first, zookeeper Rohan Cleave captured the amazing hatching process of a critically endangered Lord Howe Island Stick Insect at Melbourne Zoo. The eggs incubate for over 6 months and until now the hatchi...

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