A beastly collection

The most incredible bugs and arachnids from the five continents now in yours hands

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A collection specially designed for all the family

Discover some true wonders of the natural world: the most astonishing insects and spiders on the planet brought together in one collection by a team of experts. Of course, we've made sure that none of these species is endangered! These magnificent specimens come in two different sizes - big and giant - so that you can appreciate them in all their glorious detail.

A bugtastic collection

This exclusive collection brings you the most shiny, poisonous, fierce and destructive beasts in the world. There's the giant wasp, a truly dangerous member of the hymenoptera family. And the wasp spider, whose thread, just a few thousandths of a millimetre thick, is stronger than steel and more elastic than nylon. Or what about the rhinoceros beetle, which can grow up to 7 cm long! Don't miss out on this spectacular, bugtastic collection.

Endorsed by National Geographic

National Geographic brings you its special selection of the most incredible insects, spiders and other creepy crawlies the natural world has to offer. Since its foundation in 1888, the National Geographic Society has been dedicated to studying wildlife on our planet. Today, it continues to be one of the world's largest non-profit organizations working in the fields of science and education.

A publication combining learning and fun

Discover the most complete work dedicated to insects, spiders and other bugs. This exclusive collection reveals the best-kept secrets of these animals, combining fun and scientific facts.
The hard work of expert biologists, entomologists and teachers along with a carefully chosen selection of photographs and illustrations make this collection ideal for children and adults alike.
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All Issues

    • 1. Golden Scorpion - CHINA
    • 2. Emerald Beetle - JAPAN
    • 3. Armoured Cricket - INDIA
    • 4. Tropical Black Cicada - CHINA
    • 5. Giant Wasp - ASIA

    • 6. Spur-throated Grasshopper - ETHIOPIA
    • 7. Blue Weevil - NEW GUINEA
    • 8. Giant Forest Ant - SOUTHEAST ASIA
    • 9. American Cockroach - NORTH AMERICA
    • 10. Giant Scorpion (Big-sized Bug) - MALAYSIA

    • 11. Long-horned Beetle - WORLDWIDE
    • 12. Sugarcane White Grub Beetle - Papua New Guinea
    • 13. Wasp Spider - TUNISIA
    • 14. Giant Shield Bug - WORLDWIDE
    • 15. Brown Grasshopper - AUSTRALIA

    • 16. Exotic Planthopper - INDIA
    • 17. Rhinoceros Beetle - (Big-sized Bug) ASIA
    • 18. Asiatic Cricket - INDONESIA
    • 19. Asian Water Beetle - ASIA
    • 20. Damselfly - WORLDWIDE

    • 21. Devil Spider - AMERICAS
    • 22. Fruit Chafer Beetle - CAMEROON
    • 23. African Jewel Beetle - TANZANIA
    • 24. Long-nose Jungle Beetle - MALAYSIA
    • 25. Millipede - INDIA

    • 26. Superb Longhorn Beetle -
    • 27. Click Beetle - CHINA
    • 28. Fals Long-horned Beetle - VIETNAM
    • 29. Golden Asian Stag Beetle - SOUTHEAST ASIA
    • 30. Formosa Stag Beetle - TAIWAN

    • 31. June Beetle - MYANMAR
    • 32. Tiger Millipede - CANADA
    • 33. Spotted Longhorn Beetle - LAOS
    • 34. Chinese Lantern Bug - CHINA
    • 35. Flower Mantis - VIETNAM

    • 36. Asian Forest Scorpion - SINGAPORE
    • 37. Asian Centipede - CHINA
    • 38. Praying Mantis - IRAN
    • 39. Orange-spotted Cockroach - ARGENTINA
    • 40. Oriental Flower Beetle - ASIA

    • 41. Chinese Blister Beetle - CHINA
    • 42. Paper Wasp - INDONESIA
    • 43. Horned Flower Chafer - TAIWAN
    • 44. White Dragon Tail - MYANMAR
    • 45. Litchi Stink Bug - THAILAND

    • 46. Malaysian Jewel Beetle
    • 47. Pollen Basket Bee - INDIA
    • 48. Golden Silk Orb Spider - (Big-sized) INDONESIA
    • 49. Beautiful Cicada
    • 50. Asian Stag Beetle - BORNEO
    • 51. Shield-backed Bug - Indonesia
    • 52. Unicorn Beetle - AUSTRALIA
    • 53. Hindustani Cicada - INDIA
    • 54. Ground Beetle - VIETNAM
    • 55. Spiny Orbweaver Spider - ZAMBIA

    • 56. Frog-legged Leaf Beetle - LAOS
    • 57. New Guinea Flower Chafer - PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    • 58. Chinese Stick Insect - China
    • 59. Thai Stag Beetle – THAILAND
    • 60. Tea Seed Bug - CHINA

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A breathtaking wallchart of the world’s most fascinating bugs and insects.

Observatorio de insectos

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A FREE 6-month subscription magazine delivered to your home! Expertly written articles especially for children aged 6 to 14. Featuring fascinating articles on wildlife, geography, popular science, history, culture, the environment and current events.

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With x100 x400 x1200 objective lenses. 10 pieces in only one gift! Get close to nature and see minute detail with this fantastic scientific, back-lit microscope.


8th delivery


Measuring 13.5 by 10.5cm. This authentic giant Cuban Tarantula (Phormictopus sp.) will make a great addition to your bugs collection. Part of the Theraphosidae family, this fascinating insect is not part of an endangered species, and is farmed in many countries. Although not lethal to humans, the giant tarantula has urticant (itch-inducing) hairs on its velvety abdomen and legs.

Frequent questions

Here you'll find the answers to any doubts you might have about details of the collection and subscription terms and conditions. For more information don't hesitate to call our customer services centre on 0345 155 6393

What are the advantages of a subscription?
Subscribers get all issues delivered to their home at no extra cost. So you’ll never miss an issue and subscribers receive FOUR exclusive gifts!
1st gift: I will recive a poster FREE with the first delivery.
2nd gift: I will recive my FREE 6 month subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine from the third delivery*.
3rd gift: I will recive my FREE microscope with the fifth delivery.
4th gift: I will recive my FREE giant tarantula with the eighth delivery.

*Subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine consists of 6 issues and the first magazine will be sent between 2 - 4 weeks after your third delivery. If I cancel my subscription to Real Life Bugs my free subscription to National Geographic Kids will also be cancelled.

What is a Premium Subscription?
As a premium subscriber you will receive a set of 40 slides (4 boxes of 10 slides each) with a wide variety of specimens for you to view with your free microscope. The cost of a premium subscription is an additional £1 per issue from issue 3.
What happens if the gifts are no longer available?
Should the gifts be out of stock, we reserve the right to substitute them with similar articles of the same value. The articles are a non-monetary bonus and therefore cannot be exchanged for the same value in cash.
When will I receive the different issues?
Deliveries of your issues are sent out every month. With the first and second delivery you’ll receive a maximum of three issues, depending on which issue you started your subscription with. A delivery of two issues costs £11.98 and the price for three issues is £17.97. From the third delivery you’ll be getting four issues every month for £23.96. Premium subscribers add £1 per issue.
What does each issue cost?
The first issue is available for just 99p
Issue 2 at £3.99
All further issues will cost £5.99 (or £6.99 for the premium option).
How many issues are there?
There are 60 issues planned for Real Life Bugs.
When must I make payment?
Payments are taken every 28 days for 4 issues at a time. At the start of your subscription some payments may be closer together in order to bring you in line with the latest edition.
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