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Insects play a vital role in the ecosystem of the world. Thousands of fascinating species lurk beneath the surface of Europe and most are undiscovered and waiting to be found. A team of researchers enters the giant jungle of creatures to discover just what is beneath the soil. The little kingdom is an idyllic slice of strange beauty full of a variety of different insects --iridescent jeweled beetles, many types of bees, and other otherworldly types. Despite their tiny sizes these inhabitants play a large role in the ecosystem of the world.

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Discovering the remarkable adaptations that allowed the humble beetle to outlive the dinosaurs and conquer the world.
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Heading to the icy fields of Central Europe to witness the remarkable skills insects have developed to survive winter's freezing temperatures.
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Discovering the strange and fascinating world of predatory insects, where violence and treachery wait around every corner.

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Sir David Attenborough takes viewers deep into the world of bugs. Pioneering macroscopic techniques allow Attenborough to explore in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviors of fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit in a world normally hidden from the human eye. Each episode explores a different aspect of the little-known lives of insects, from the deceptive defensive mechanisms harbored by spiders and scorpions to the creation of colonies and how social arrangements develop.
English naturalist Chris Packham explores some of the strangest natural events to be caught on camera in this docuseries. Assisted by scientists and experiments, Packham explores the secrets behind bizarre science, crazy weather and medical marvels. Using footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, the host attempts to decipher the truth behind each scene. Some of the incidents under scrutiny are unusual animal friendships, towns under the siege of thousands of flying insects and extraordinary mating calls that have kept people awake at night.
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Deep in the tropical forests of Sri Lanka lies a hidden jewel called Monkey Island. In the verdant jungle lives troops of toque macaques, purple-faced leaf monkeys, and tufted grey langurs -- all of these call the crumbling ruins of ancient temples their home. The abundance of fruit provides feasts galore for the foragers -- but even in this seeming paradise, danger lurks. These monkeys deal with unpredictability -- from weather to raising their young in a place where danger lurks around every tree.
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