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Red ant with eggs
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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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A parasitoid lives within a host and ultimately kills or sterilises it, a parasite simply lives off its host's resources.
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