Alien Empire, opens the doors into a world that we have never seen. We discover the design miracle of insects' bodies - external skeletons that can be adapted for any use; their sophisticated communication systems - on-board sensors which gather visual, auditory and scent data, with transmitters for emitting sound and light signals; how they function in co-operating groups; their fast and furious reproduction systems, and much much more about their strange structures and lives.
This first prog in the series reveals the intricate micro-architecture of insects-from shimmering beetles to iridescent butterflies.
Insects exist to make more insects.This 2nd prog in the series explores the lengths to which an insect will go to attract a mate and reproduce.
To eat,and not get eaten: this third prog in the series looks at the extraordinary ways that insects play the game of survival.
Insects are everywhere: they thrive in the bleakest deserts,on the slopes of active volcanoes and even on the surface of the ocean.
The complex and ingenious structures devised, built and maintained by social insects.
War of the Worlds
In this final programme of the series the battle lines are drawn: insects - friends or foe?