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Life In The Undergrowth

Invertebrates. For every one of us, there are 200 million of them.

David Attenborough reveals the amazing stories behind these tiny lives.

Find out more with
leopard slug

Undergrowth top ten
Watch video clips of the most amazing moments from the series, as chosen by the programme makers.

Desert scorpion in ultra violet light © Keith Brust

The science behind the series
How do insects fly? Why do cicadas spend so long underground? How do insects breathe underwater? Find out with the Open University.

David Attenborough

Life on Air
Explore David Attenborough's extraordinary career from his passion for fossils to his amazing contribution to natural history film-making.

Seven-spot ladybird

Insect tricks of survival
How have insects become the most successful creatures on the planet? Discover how they have adapted and where to look for real life examples.

Zebra spider

Fascinating facts about many of the animals from the series from insects to snails, spiders and crustaceans.

 Free insect wall planner

For a free insect activity wallplanner from The Open University order online.

 TV Programmes

First shown November 2005

Programme 1
Invasion Of The Land

Programme 2
Taking To The Air

Programme 3
The Silk Spinners

Programme 4
Intimate Relations

Programme 5

 Elsewhere on

Interview with Sir David
David Attenborough talks to Simon Mayo - listen again.

Insect chatter
Listen in, on BBC News.

 Elsewhere on the web

The Invertebrate Conservation Trust.

National Insect Week
Find your local insect group plus activites and events.

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