There are more than 200 million insects for every person in the world. Insects outnumber all the grains of sand on all the beaches around the globe and without them, humanity is doomed.
Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson has written a book Extraordinary Insects, which is a journey into the weird, wonderful and astonishing lives of the small but mighty creatures. She is a professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), as well as a scientific advisor for The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA and has a Doctorate in conservation biology.
She talks to Kathryn Ryan