- National Insect Week
- Fascinating Facts
- What's that insect?
- Insect Garden
- Beetle Gallery
- RES what is that insect?
- RES Insect Classification
- More Information
- Hello and Who's Who
- Great British Insects
- Insect-friendly Gardens
- 60 years of insects
- What is it about insects?
- Insect events near you!
- Identifying insects
- Intact to pulverised!
- Hover flies, leaf-cutter bees and ‘no-see-ums’
- Flower Power
- Insects everywhere
- What makes an insect?
- Spot a 2-spot!
- Exploring the insect world
- Up close and personal
- Encountering moths
- Getting to know your insects
- Favouring the scorpion fly
- Eyes are your best piece of equipment!
- Glow-hunting: a must do in your lifetime
- Get sweeping!
- Trees for insects
- Habitats at Home
- Books and websites
- Growing Schools Programme
- Bees in the Curriculum
- Resources for Teachers
- What's happening near you?
- Insect Surveys
- Contact us
Our main sponsor
23-29 June 2014.
The official National Insect Week Film.
From Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire see
school children try a meal with a difference.
On today's menu - edible insects stir fried.
WELCOME TO NATIONAL INSECT WEEK!
We would like to thank everyone that made National Insect Week 2012 such a success. The next NIW will be 23 June - 29 June 2014. We hope that you will get involved again and celebrate insects and their importance.
National Insect Week is designed to show you more about the insect world in all its fascinating diversity. Use this website to wow your friends and family with more amazing insect facts, to find out about events that were held near you and to see the results of our popular photography competition. Also, don't miss the NIW Blog!
National Insect Week is organised by the Royal Entomological Society and is supported by a large number of partner organisations concerned with many aspects of insect science, natural history and biodiversity.
The NIW team
Riverfly category - 2nd prize
‘Caddisfly spawn (newly laid egg mass on leaf overhanging water)’
Image copyright © 2012 Danny Beath
NIW Photography Competition 2012 - Winners announced
Images of mayflies and a hairy-footed flower bee feature among the winning entries in the National Insect Week ‘Great British Insects’ Photography Competition 2012.
The competition – held every two years as part of National Insect Week – attracted more than 400 entries, double the number received two years ago.
This year’s contest was sponsored by Olympus, the Royal Entomological Society and the Riverfly Partnership who between them provided camera equipment and cash prizes in each of the competition’s three categories.
Competition organiser and NIW advisor Professor Chris Haines said: “The photography competition always attracts a healthy number of excellent entries and this year it did not disappoint.
“The standard of the entries was very high and the judges were tasked with choosing the winners from some fascinating images. We were especially pleased to receive many entries featuring species that are not commonly photographed, such as scorpion flies and bush crickets.”
The winners are:
National Insect Week Crowns ‘Inventomology’ Champions
The winners of the National Insect Week ‘Inventomology’ competition have been announced.
As part of National Insect Week held earlier this year, primary school children from across the UK were invited to let their imaginations run wild by inventing their very own ‘super insect’ using the principles of insect science.
Aishling Lynch from Monks Risborough Church of England Primary School, Risborough and Joseph Clarke from Milton Road Primary School, Cambridge claimed the winning places in the Year 1 and Year 2 categories respectively.
The competition judges included Fellow and Regional Honorary Secretary of the RES David George, children’s author Sonia Copeland Bloom and Clare Harding representing National Insect Week sponsor Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK, world leader in building materials.
HRH The Prince of Wales celebrates National Insect Week (25 June to 1 July) with children from Wolsey Junior School, Croydon. His Royal Highness hosted a bioblitz at Clarence House in which a team of entomologists assessed the insect community in his organic garden.
This year’s National Insect Week is being hailed a huge success with thousands of people taking part in more than 300 events
across the country.
The Royal Entomological Society’s (RES) biennial initiative proved more popular than ever before, breaking previous event
numbers and scoring a coup with HRH Prince Charles holding a bioblitz in his Clarence House garden.
Children and adults took part in bug hunts, mini-beast safaris, moth-trapping and glow-worm hunting to learn more about the
wonderful world of insects and their role in nature. A series of competitions and teaching resources have also opened up the
insect world to the younger generation.
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