The Top 9 Bug Fights On Youtube

Here are 9 of the top bug fights on Youtube ( I understand spiders and scorpions are among some of these fights also). Understand the identifications of the insect (or spider) within the video maybe incorrect. But the strategies of war among these guys are just amazing. We rate them based on action and the unbelievable winner at the end.


If you think bug fighting is cruel you may not want to watch these videos. They simply show how amazing nature is and that defense is built even among the smallest of creatures.

Hope you enjoy.

9. Jumping Jack Ants vs. Huntsman Spider: 2,330,528 views

8. Spider Vs. Wasp: 1,315,211 views

7. Black Widow vs. Scorpion: 1,713,910 views

6. European Wasp Vs Bull Ant: 885,949 views

5. Bee Vs. Jumping Spider: 4,818,199 views

4. Brazilian wanderer spider vs tarantula hawk wasp: 244,776 views

3. War Ants vs Termites: 618,935 views

2. Fire Ants Vs. Giant Wolf Spider: 872,223 views

1. Insane Beetle Chops Scorpion’s Tail Off: 1,574,768 views


Are spiders insects?

Are spiders insects?


It’s a question people automatically say yes to, but if as they look a the differences, soon they realize that in fact spiders are not insects.

Here are some differences between the two to help you understand:

1. The count of legs

2. The type of body (such as exoskeleton)

3. How many body parts they have

4. Insects have antennae. Spiders don’t.

5. Spiders have no wings.

Here’s how the Bug Squad separates the two from insect and spider:

Insects have a head, thorax and abdomen, and the thorax has three pairs of legs. They also eyes, antennae and mouthparts, the Explorit Science Center website points out.  “The entire body is protected by a tough outer covering called an exoskeleton. Animals that share these characteristics are called insects. The group to which they belong is called the Insecta.”


Spiders, as the Explorit Science Center explains, have two main body parts. “The body consists of a combined head and thorax called the cephalothorax, and the abdomen. The cephalothorax has the eyes, mouthparts (no antennae) and four pairs of legs. Animals that share these characteristics include ticks, mites, scorpions and spiders. The group is called the Arachnida.”

Here’s the two by definition.


any wingless, carnivorous arthropod of the class Arachnida, including spiders, scorpions, mites,ticks, and daddy-longlegs, having a body divided into two parts, the cephalothorax and the abdomen, and having eight appendages and no antennae.
And then….

any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small,air-breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two pairs of wings.
2. any small arthropod, such as a spider, tick, or centipede, having a superficial, general similarity to the insects.
3. a contemptible or unimportant person.
4. of, pertaining to, like, or used for or against insects:

an insect bite; insect powder.

So the answer in short would be no. Spiders aren’t insects. They’re arachnids.


The Top 3 Ways To Get Insect or Spider Identification

So we’re always looking for ways to stay on top of insect identification. Definitely if you’re a gardener, a mom with kids, or a curious camper. And with millions of bugs, that’s not easy. Until now.

While many go old school and use the bug book and guides, which is still good to do. There are resources online also that help us with the process. Including apps also, but most of those cost. So that’s why we conducted a list that’s free to use.

Let’s go ahead and list those.

The Top 3 Ways To Get Insect or Spider Identification

1. Use Pestpro the website

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Pestpro is the newest but yet the quickest way to receive an insect identification. You simply upload an image to the site and wait for an ID from a highly qualified identifier. These guys have degrees in Entomology with years of experience (some have 20+ years plus). It’s got to be the easiest way out there. But don’t get us wrong, there is other great ways also.

2. Use Bugguide

Bugguide is the largest database out there with all the images. Not as quick as Pestpro for an identification, but the information is there, almost everything you would need to know.

It’s very accurate though and you’ll find millions of images. It was launched in 2003 and they have uploaded lots of good information there. It’s considered the largest bug library out there.

3. Use Facebook Or Reddit Groups

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These groups do well when it comes to engagement and socializing with people who have passed experience with your bug. Most times you’ll get your bug identified also. Coolest things about these groups is the experience these guys have with the insect itself and how they approached it. The likes and pluses help you determine the best answer. Here’s also another Facebook you may want to use also: Bug Identification Group and Spider Enthusiast and Spider, Bugs & Bites In The USA. These places are accurate also as more engagement get’s involved because pros usually hang around to get make sure of accuracy.

If you’re worried about language I hardly ever, if any, see anything like in these places. Which is good. I use a filter also to help with that on Chrome which helps filter words (just in case you need that:)

Note: The biggest thing you can do to help your accuracy of image, and the speed of it all, is to have location. Make sure your image is not blurry and that it has all major parts within image such as:

1. Head

2. Abdomen

3. Wings

4. Antennas

Hope this help with your identification quest and that you find all your questions answered soon with one of these websites!