Why is it that mosquitos know just where to find you and how does the white tail spider hunt?

In our latest episode of ‘Phil Us In’ Te Papa’s entomology expert Dr Phil Sirvid discusses the diverse skills of backyard bugs with bug-loving comedians Thomas Sainsbury and Chris Parker.

Insects are essential for the health of this planet in which we all live – they’re the pollinators, the recyclers and the cleaners of our environment and they get about their business in some fascinating ways!

Listen to our podcast to discover just what the bugs in your garden are up to!

You can also find out more about the wonderful world around you by visiting Bug Lab - our magical science and learning exhibition created by Weta Workshop & Te Papa!

Catch it before it closes on August 26 by booking your tickets.


Take a tour of Bug Lab

with comedians Chris Parker and Tom Sainsbury!