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.

Jürgen Otto

New Discovery of Spider (Maratus personatus) Is Not Only Cute. He Dances.

Jürgen Otto

Meet the new discovered spider Maratus personatus. A member of the peacock spiders is not only good looking but a dancer as well (as you can see below).

He dances to attract his mate for sexual purposes.

Not much info on the spider yet since it was just discovered but the original video was from an upload on April 4th. It just resurfaced and people are sharing this like crazy. This little guy has become famous over night and many are finding him cuter than ever.

Maratus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). These spiders are commonly referred to as peacock spiders due to their colorful abdominal flaps that they display during courtship.[1] In at least one species,Maratus vespertilio, the expansion of the flaps also occurs during ritualised contests between males.[2]

All described species are endemic to Australia. Several species in this genus were earlier classified in the genus Saitis, containing the Mediterranean Saitis barbipes, which is superficially similar to Maratus (colorful males with enlarged third pair of legs).

Maratus live on the ground or in low bushes.[3] -Wikipedia