The BEST Episodes of Monster Bug Wars!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 25, 2020
Network: Science Channel
Get a ringside seat for some of nature's deadliest encounters: losers aren't just KO'd, they're eaten alive. This is the no-holds-barred, real-life world of Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes and Killer Ants who fight to the death. It's a bug-eat-bug gladiatorial contest where stings, spikes and deadly venom are wielded with cold-blooded precision.
#1 - Murderous Intent
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 21, 2012
A Leaf Cutter Ant Soldier takes on a Speckled House Spider and a Costa Rican Cellar Spider tackles a Geophilid Centipede. 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
#2 - Deadly Duels
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 24, 2012
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 goes head on with an Army ant. A Black-tailed Scorpion tackles a Red-Thighed Wandering Spider.
#3 - Quick and the Deadly
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 12, 2011
When the speedy House Centipede meets a brave and cunning Swift Tree Mantid, a "Snatch and Bite" showdown is assured. And who'll be left standing when the Whistling Tarantula encounters a fierce Bulldog Raspy Cricket? The Ogre-Faced Spider hunts with a tricky silk "fishing net" and it's now scheming to use it to catch a stealthy Assassin Bug. Will it succeed? When the venom-packed Marbled Scorpion meets the pumped-up Trap-Jaw Ant, it's sting versus sting and deadly claws against super-fast jaws. And who will survive when the strangely-armed Spitting Spider comes face-to-face with the sharp-eyed Metallic-Green Jumping Spider?
#4 - Enemy Empire
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 5, 2011
When a lethal Tree Scorpion threatens a Green Ant colony, carnage is guaranteed. But will one prevail over many? And who wins when a delicate Cellar Spider takes on Spiderworld's thousand-pound gorilla, the White Tailed Spider? With the fastest jaws in the business, a tussle between the Trap Jaw Ant and the bizarre, burrowing Ant Lion should be no contest at all. But is it? A neighborhood dispute between the Brown House Spider and one of the bug world's deadliest, the Redback Spider turns ugly. And who survives a showdown between a deadly Desert Centipede and a Desert Trapdoor Spider?
#5 - Death at Midnight
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 29, 2011
When Rainforest Monsters like the Spiny Leaf Insect and Giant Rainforest Mantis go to head-to-head, it's an all-out assault where only one survives. Can the lethal stinger of a Bull Ant overcome the suffocating silk of the Redback Spider? Will the amazing speed of a Water Strider triumph over the stealth and cunning of a Water Spider? Can a Black House Spider outpoint its arch-rival, the White-Tailed Spider? And will a cranky, ancient warrior of the spider world--the Sydney Funnelweb -- prevail over its highly-evolved nemesis, the Garden Wolf Spider? When bugs go to war there's just one guarantee--you're either dead or alive.
#6 - When Tribes Go To War
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 26, 2011
When a combat-ready Badge Huntsman Spider encounters a deadly Spider Hunting Scorpion, it's a confrontation between two lethal injection systems on legs. Who will survive when a rogue venom-wielding Tree Centipede takes on a kick boxing Balloon-Winged Katydid with hard-hitting spiny limbs? The Freshwater Crab has tough armor and heavy-duty claws, but can it defeat a slimy Tiger Leech with twin suckers and razor-sharp teeth? When a Portia Spider and a Long-Jawed Orb Weaver meet on a silken high-wire, someone will be played like a fiddle. And can a bustling colony of Green Ants out-gun an angry swarm of Paper Wasps?
#7 - Rainforest Rampage
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 3, 2011
When a posse of Jumping Jack Ants stumble across a long-legged Green-Bellied Huntsman, it's a feud with a biting finish. Who will be left standing when a fierce Predatory Katydid takes on the sharp-eyed Green Praying Mantis? The Earwig has huge pincers and hyperactive legs, but can it sidestep a Bee-Killer Assassin Bug armed with a mouth like a hypodermic needle? When a Spiny Tree Cricket and a Golden Orb Weaver come to blows, only one will walk from the aerial battlefield. And who will survive when the Desert Scorpion and Desert Centipede slug it out in a rocky ring?
#8 - Blood on the Forest Floor
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 31, 2012
It's blood on the forest floor when a Brazilian Wandering Spider clashes with a Hooded Mantis. Army Ants attack a Rainforest Land Crab. A Velvet Worm and a Harvestman battle it out. A Black Jungle Stalker encounters a Black-Faced Katydid.
#9 - Mother of All Wars
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 14, 2012
A baby Scorpion blithely takes on a battle-blooded Pirate Spider; a mother-to-be Rufus Comb-Footed Spider fights a Spitting Spider, and a Lichen Bark Mantis tackles a Rock Spider. A Candy Cane Katydid and a Bug-Eyed Katydid clash.
#10 - Shape-Shifters
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 19, 2011
When a cunning Tent Spider come to blows with a vicious Destructive Katydid, it’s a battle between sticky silk, spiked legs and snapping jaws. Who will be victorious when a huge Giant Banded Huntsman takes on the lean and mean Jungle Huntsman? The Rhinoceros Beetle has huge horns and heavy armor, but can it outwit a swarm of pesky Meat Ants with tiny jaws? When a Green Jumping Spider and a Long-Jawed Jumping Spider cross paths in the rainforest, one of these expert athletes will go down. And who will survive when the bold Grey Tree Runner Mantis encounters the stealthy Lichen Huntsman?
#11 - Ultra Violence
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 7, 2012
Violence erupts as a Giant Cockroach fights a Red-rump Tarantula; a Stripe-Tailed Centipede targets a Vinegaroon, and an Orange Horned Katydid tackles a Banana Spider. A Golden Carpenter Ant tries to nail a Flag-tailed Assassin Bug.
#12 - Super Slayers
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 28, 2012
A Leaf-tailed Mantis tackles a Sunburst Raspy Cricket and a heavily armored 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.