Insect Dissection: How Insects Work
Dr James Logan and Brendan Dunphy carry out a complete insect dissection, using cutting-edge imaging technology to show the beauty and precision of the natural engineering inside.
Insects outnumber us by 200 million to one. They thrive in environments where humans wouldn't last minutes. We mostly perceive them as pests - yet without bugs, entire ecosystems would collapse, crops would disappear and waste would pile high.
The secret of their success? Their incredible alien anatomy.
To reveal this extraordinary hidden world, entomologists Dr James Logan and Brendan Dunphy carry out a complete insect dissection. Cutting-edge imaging technology shows us the beauty and precision of the natural engineering inside even the simplest insects.
Stripping back the layers, they uncover ingenious body systems and finely tuned senses - a bug body plan that is the hidden blueprint behind insects' 'global domination'. They also discover how science is now using the secrets of insect anatomy to inspire technology that could save human lives.
Alien Nation Season
Insect Dissection is part of a special season of BBC Four programmes supersizing the insect world. Discover the other programmes in the season below…
- Planet Ant - The secret, underground world of the ant colony is revealed.
- Insect Worlds - Steve Backshall explores the world of insects and their close relatives.
- Metamorphosis: The Science of Change - Discover the ultimate evolutionary magic trick.
- The Incredible Story of the Monarch Butterfly - Follow their 3,000 mile journey.
- Edwardian Insects on Film - Celebrating amateur naturalist & filmmaker Percy Smith.
- Minuscule - A seamless combination of animation and real life.
- Can Eating Insects Save the World? - Stefan Gates investigates.
|Series Producer||Jacqueline Smith|
|Executive Producer||Marcus Herbert|