Insects and Humans

Sir David Attenborough shows us a unique group of creatures – insects and their allies. Although they are all around us, these animals’ lives often go virtually unnoticed. In Life In The Undergrowth, David lifts the lid on a miniature universe living right beneath our feet.

Using the latest cameras, we see into their world to discover the amazing stories of the most successful creatures on Earth: the invertebrates.

The invertebrate world is one of magnificent spectacles. David says: “The tiny creatures of the undergrowth were the first creatures of any kind to colonise the land. They established the foundations of the land’s ecosystems and were able to transcend the limitations of their small size by banding together in huge communities of millions.”

For every human, there are 1.6 billion invertebrates. “If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the land’s ecosystems would collapse.”

from the BBC press

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