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National Insect Week returns in 2020
(Ancient Greek - pleco = folded or braided ; pteron = wing)
Aquatic insects that live in running water as larvae.
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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Fleas use their leg joints as levers to crouch down, before springing up to 200 times their body length.
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