The Amazing World of African Insects

Series produced by Paula Kahumbu

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In case you forgot, it's insects that rule the world. A series of conversations I have had in the field with a butterfly net and Kenyan entomologist Dr Dino Martins

More than 750 million species of insects inhabit the planet and they play diverse roles from producing the food we eat, to getting rid of the waste. Without insects the world would be poor. Yet most people know virtually nothing about them. This series of interviews is an exploration into the curious mind of a renown Kenyan entomologist, Dr Dino Martins as he discovers and describes the creepy crawlies from maggots to giant dung beetles, and singing ants. Enjoy!

4 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: SAfari ant
A conversation between David Inoue and Dino Martins about the value of African insects to the worlds favourite things. Without bugs there would be ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2010
  • Length: 04:49
Caption: Stalk eyed Fly, Credit: Dino Martins
Kenyan entomologist Dino Martins explains why widely spaced eyes are so sexy - that is if you are a stalk eyed fly. On another dudu safari in Kenya.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2009
  • Length: :54
Caption: Mass of maggots
One of the most disgusting creatures is in fact one of the most useful. Join Paula Kahumbu and Dino Martins on a smelly journey of discovery.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 31, 2010
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cochineal Bug
You can't help but love insects when you listen to Kenyan entomologist Dino Martins. In this short piece he explains the natural history of the Coc...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2009
  • Length: 01:37