Insect Dissection: How Insects Work

Insect Dissection: How Insects Work


The amount of insight you gain from this programme on how insects’ anatomies have helped them dominate the planet (200 million insects for every human), depends on your level of squeamishness. Don’t think you can cope with watching half-digested food oozing out of a cockroach’s guts? This is not for you. Which is a shame, as entomologists Dr James Logan and Brendan Dunphy impart a wealth of fantastic facts and observe some intricate experiments.

The duo have an easy-going, Blue Peter-esque presenting style — with a large dash of John Noakes bravado: they purposefully get bitten by ants, stung by wasps and bitten by mosquitos to prove their points.


Entomologists James Logan and Brendan Dunphy use cutting-edge imaging technology to explore the anatomy of insects and discover the secret of their success. Outnumbering humans 200 million to one, they can survive in environments that are uninhabitable to mankind and Earth would change dramatically if they ever ceased to exist.

Cast & Crew

Presenter James Logan
Presenter Brendan Dunphy
Executive Producer Marcus Herbert
Producer Nathan Budd
Series Producer Jacqueline Smith