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Ant Formica sp. Wasp Vespula sp.
National Insect Week returns in 2020
Need help identifying an insect you've seen? Why not ask one of our experts.
National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.
Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects.
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Chitin is the major molecule in insect cuticles, combined with proteins it hardens surfaces like beetle wing covers.
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