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National Insect Week returns in 2018



National Insect Week and the Royal Entomological Society support The Great Bug Hunt competition for schools in conjunction with the Association of Science Education. For more details and to enter please visit

Great Bug Hunt

Our children's drawing competition will also be launched soon for National Insect Week 2016. Details will be released on this page in April.

The National Insect Week Photography Competition 2016 will be launched on 20 June 2016. Please return to this webpage to find out details about this year's competition and how to enter. Meanwhile you can look at some of the stunning winning entries from previous photography competitions below.

Tips for insect photography

1. Take your time

Try not to rush your photographs. There is a huge diversity of insects that can be photographed and each species has its own behaviour to take into account. For example, if you would like to photograph an adult dragonfly, take the time to observe the...

Did you know?

Lacewing lollipops

Lacewings lay their eggs at the ends of single stalks of hardened mucus on the underside of leaves.

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