How to watch Bug Out
Bug Out delves into the mystery of the largest known live insect heist in history.
When is Bug Out on TV?
Bug Out is on IMDb TV, which is available to watch via Amazon Prime Video, from 4th March 2022. It’s a four-part series.
What is Bug Out about?
Bug Out is a whodunnit about the the biggest known live insect burglary in history. The documentary series shines a light on a stranger-than-fiction robbery and its bizarre cast of bug smugglers, dealers and collectors.
It is set in the US’s first bug zoo, the Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion.
In August 2018, the museum’s boss, Dr John Cambridge arrived at work to find a room that should have been full of invertebrates, was empty. Thousands of critters, worth approximately £38,000, had been stolen.
While investigating the crime Philadelphia police uncover a seedy subculture of bug poachers, obsessive collectors and illicit smugglers.
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Which animals appear in Bug Out?
Scorpions, tarantulas, millipedes, rhinoceros cockroaches and a six-eyed sand spider (one of the world’s most venomous arachnids).
Who directs Bug Out?
Ben Feldman, who was working as a lawyer in Philadelphia when the heist news broke. Bug Out took Ben three years to make and he left his legal career to become a full-time film-maker.
Main image: rhinoceros cockroach © skydie/iStock/Getty