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Subject: Science: Natural & Physical

Backyard Bug Adventures Series

Backyard Bug Adventures Series

"Recommended. Through conversations with larger-than-life puppets, and excellent close-up footage, children learn about each insect covered. Combine that with jokes and special effects and you get a good kid-friendly product." -School Library Journal
This live-action series follows the adventures of nine-year-old Zack and his best friend Allysha. Zack's imagination transforms his suburban backyard into a wild land that is teeming with bug life. Each program offers two bug adventures and features larger than life latex creatures and live insects that will inspire children to find joy and excitement in exploring the natural wonders in their own backyard. Released in association with CCI, Releasing, Inc. Series: 13 x 30-minute programs.
Also See: Lilliput Series: Animated Intro to Insects and Spiders


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List of Titles


Ant (Pupa) and Praying Mantis

Ant (Pupa) and Praying Mantis

Ant (Pupa) - When Zack notices a group of ants carrying away a pupa, he decides his imaginary hero, Bug Boy, must right this wrong and with the help of super heroine, She-Slug, they discover how things work in the ant world. Praying Mantis - Has Bug Boy discovered an alien spaceship, or Click for more


Aphid and Weevil

Aphid and Weevil

Aphid - How to get rid of the aphid epidemic that's destroying all of his plants, without actually hurting the bugs? Bug Boy and Maggot Ms. are on the job. Weevil - Tragedy of tragedies - has Bug Boy accidentally killed a weevil? The protector of all things, "buggy," and his sidekick, Beetle Click for more


Bee and Wasp

Bee and Wasp

Bee - Zack discovers a hole in his backyard is really a bee's nest. Along the way, Spider Gal learns that in the bee world females rule! Wasp - Bug Boy and Locust Lady have found a nest of baby bugs. Now they just need to find out what bugs they've found and where they belong, before it's Click for more


Butterfly and Caterpillar

Butterfly and Caterpillar

Butterfly - Zack creates an anti-swatinator for Marty the fly, who suddenly decides he wants to be a butterfly. She Flea gets in on the action as she and Bug Boy try to make Marty see who he really is inside. In the meantime, we learn a lot about butterflies. Caterpillar - Bug Boy, always Click for more


Centipede and Millipede

Centipede and Millipede

Centipede - Zack's pet worm, Walter, is missing. What creature is responsible for this outrage? Bug Boy and Lady Bug investigate and all clues lead to the Centipede. Millipede - Who ate Zack's chocolate cake and left all those footprints in the icing? With Minnie Mite by his side, Bug Boy Click for more


Damselfly and Dragonfly

Damselfly and Dragonfly

Damselfly - Trying to rescue a damselfly is not easy. Bug Boy and Aphid Alice are on the job, even though sometimes things are not as they really appear. Dragonfly - Allysha discovers the exoskeleton of a dragonfly in the backyard. What kind of creature is that, and what happened to its Click for more


Earwig and Stink Bug

Earwig and Stink Bug

Earwig - Zack wants to play a trick on Allysha by pretending an earwig has crawled in his ear, which he knows is just a myth. Soon Bug Boy and Eartha Worm are finding out all kinds of things about the behavior of earwigs. Stink Bug - What is making Allysha's garden smell so bad? Bug Boy Click for more


Fly and Moth

Fly and Moth

Fly - Flies, beware! The exterminator is back in the neighborhood. It's up to Bug Boy and Honey-Bee to save Marty the fly and the baby flies in time. Moth - What kind of bug would actually eat a hole in Bug Boy's sweater? Bug Boy and Madame Butterfly search for the culprit to try to understand Click for more


Grasshopper and Cricket

Grasshopper and Cricket

Grasshopper - Bug Boy is on a secret mission - discover the secret of the emerald grasshopper! With Lice Girl by his side, he soon discovers some curses are worse than others! Cricket - Boy bands are all the rage and Zack wants to cash in by teaching his crickets how to sing in harmony. Click for more


Ladybug and African Tiger Beetle

Ladybug and African Tiger Beetle

Ladybug - Allysha has a spelling test coming up and she needs all the luck she can get! With the help of Bug Boy, Larva Lady discovers sometimes you have to make your own luck! African Tiger Beetle - Bug Boy and Aunt Bee are on the hunt, heading out on safari for the African Tiger Beetle! Click for more


Mosquito and Water Strider

Mosquito and Water Strider

Mosquito - Sometimes called the "vampires of the insect world," mosquitoes are on the prowl. It's up to Bug Boy and Worm Woman to discover what purpose the mosquitoes serve. Water Strider - Bug Boy wants to walk on water, just like the water strider. In this episode, Miss Quito does her Click for more


Slug and Worm

Slug and Worm

Slug - The weather has turned hot...really hot! Bug Boy and Cricket Kid must find Goo Roo the slug and save her from the dangerous sun before it's too late. Worm - Bug Boy is determined to convince Sugah-Fly that worms are not gross. Along the way, Marty the fly becomes infatuated with Sugah-Fly...she Click for more


Spider (Arthropod) and Fishing Spider

Spider (Arthropod) and Fishing Spider

Spider (Arthropod) - What makes an insect and what makes a bug, and what exactly is a spider? In this episode, Bug Boy and Centipede Sally learn to make the distinctions. Fishing Spider - Bug Boy discovers a creature is not in his right place. With the help of Gnat Girl, he is determined Click for more





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