Bugs! (2003)

Genres - Nature  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Animals, Natural Environments  |   Release Date - Jul 25, 2003 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 40 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Bugs! is a live-action 40-minute nature documentary filmed in the large IMAX format in 3-D. Shot on-location in the jungles of Borneo, the film follows the life cycles of the caterpillar known as Papilio and the praying mantis known as Hierodula. As a caterpillar, Papilio dines on leaves, builds a cocoon, and becomes a butterfly before searching for a mate and laying eggs. As a butterfly, she survives by drinking the nectar from flowers. Meanwhile Hierodula catches flies for dinner, sheds his outer layer, and mates with a female mantis twice his size. Also includes large-format footage of other creatures, such as beetles, scorpions, tarantulas, frogs, and bats. Narrated by Dame Judi Dench.

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butterflies, caterpillar, ecosystem, praying mantis