Dung beetles, ants, dragonflies, bees and more! Watch TED Talks about amazing insects.

Video playlists about Insects

My favorite animal

8 talks • 2h 5m
Some TED speakers are obsessed with one particular animal -- and their joy and passion might just get you obsessed too. You'll meet apes that write! Shrimp that kick! Octopi that disappear!

Insects are awesome!

11 talks • 2h 33m
Bugs are one of nature's wonders. These insect-obsessed speakers talks about how ants form societies, how bees pollinate flowers, and how termites can be quite ... tasty.


9 talks • 1h 58m
Poop, parasites, dead duck sex, eating bugs, and many more impolite -- but fascinating -- topics. These talks are for the non-squeamish.

Why we need bees

5 talks • 59:02
Bees are nature’s tiny workers. These talks examine why they’re crucial to the earth and worth saving.

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Exclusive articles about Insects

5 ways to find out about sex in the wild

Biologist Carin Bondar (TED Talk: The birds and the bees are just the beginning) studies how animals get down and dirty. The details are often bizarre but fascinating. “We hit t...
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