Monster Bug Wars returns May 23 to Discovery World

It’s a bug-eat-bug world where only one will survive the battle. MONSTER BUG WARS returns to the ringside, Wednesday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery World HD, to capture miniature gladiatorial contests that end in certain death.

With six brand-new episodes, and commentary from bug experts Dr Linda Rayor and Dr Bryan Grieg Fry, viewers witness epic encounters between swarms of marauding assassins, and vicious one-on-one clashes where only one bug survives.


Highlights from MONSTER BUG WARS include:


MONSTER BUG WARS – “Deadly Duals”

Wednesday, May 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

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 battles an Army Ant; and Black-tailed Scorpion tackles a Red-Thighed Wandering Spider.


MONSTER BUG WARS – “Blood on the Forest Floor”

Wednesday, May 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT  

A Brazilian Wandering Spider viciously clashes with a Hooded Mantis; then Army Ants attack a Rainforest Land Crab; a Velvet Worm and a Harvestman battle it out; and a Black Jungle Stalker encounters a Black-Faced Katydid.


MONSTER BUG WARS – “Ultra Violence”

Wednesday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT  

Violence erupts as a Giant Cockroach fights a Red-rump Tarantula; a Stripe-Tailed Centipede targets a Vinegaroon; an Orange Horned Katydid tackles a female Banana Spider; and a Golden Carpenter Ant tries to nail a Flag-tailed Assassin Bug.


MONSTER BUG WARS – “Mother of All Wars”

Wednesday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT  

A baby Scorpion blithely takes on a battle-blooded Pirate Spider; a mother-to-be Rufus Comb-Footed Spider fights a Spitting Spider; then a Lichen Bark Mantis tackles a Rock Spider; and a Candy Cane Katydid and a Bug-Eyed Katydid clash.


MONSTER BUG WARS – “Murderous Intent”

Wednesday, June 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT  

A Leaf Cutter Ant Soldier takes on a Speckled House Spider and a Costa Rican Cellar Spider tackles a Geophilid Centipede. Plus a Tiger Jumping Spider fights a Yellow Rainforest Jumping Spider, and a Conehead Katydid meets an Orange-mouth Tarantula. Then, Dinosaur Ants battle a platoon of Trap Jaw Ants.


MONSTER BUG WARS – “Super Slayers”

Wednesday, June 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT  

A Leaf-tailed Mantis tackles a Sunburst Raspy Cricket and a heavily armoured Spiny Spider is ambushed by a camouflaged Crab Spider. An underwater Mudeye duels with a Water Bug, then a Domino Beetle fights a deadly Crimson-legged Assassin Bug; meanwhile, a Mangrove Tree Crab takes on a Leopard Spider.

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