Insect Dissection: How Insects Work is a Nature programme.

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Insect Dissection: How Insects Work

Entomologists Dr James Logan and Brendan Dunphy carry out a complete insect dissection. Insects outnumber us by 200 million to one and 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 is their incredible alien anatomy. 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.

Genre: Nature

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

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