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National Insect Week returns in 2020

2018 Competition winners (Adult category)

1st Prize – Petar Sabol

Orange tip butterfly and mayfly sharing

1st Prize – Petar Sabol
Orange tip butterfly and mayfly sharing

2nd Prize – Wen-Chi Yeh

Potter wasp, Oreumenes decoratus, returning to her nest

2nd Prize – Wen-Chi Yeh
Potter wasp, Oreumenes decoratus, returning to her nest

Specially Commended – Wexiang Lee

Planthopper nymph with the 'fibre optic' tail

Specially Commended – Wexiang Lee
Planthopper nymph with the 'fibre optic' tail

Specially Commended – Andrew Geen

Wonder of the day (Dichonia aprilina)

Specially Commended – Andrew Geen
Wonder of the day (Dichonia aprilina)

Specially Commended – Ivan-Marios Mezitis

Metamorphosis

Specially Commended – Ivan-Marios Mezitis
Metamorphosis

Specially Commended – Martin Tampier

Kite (Amblycorypha oblongifolia)

Specially Commended – Martin Tampier
Kite (Amblycorypha oblongifolia)

Specially Commended – Beverley Brouwer

Bejewelled Fly

Specially Commended – Beverley Brouwer
Bejewelled Fly

Specially Commended – Petar Sabol

Mayfly resting just before sunrise

Specially Commended – Petar Sabol
Mayfly resting just before sunrise

Specially Commended – Simon Carder

Water reflections through greenery. Broad Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)

Specially Commended – Simon Carder
Water reflections through greenery. Broad Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)

Specially Commended – Zoltan Gyori

Bedtime

Specially Commended – Zoltan Gyori
Bedtime

Commended – Michael Bird

Two for the price of one

Commended – Michael Bird
Two for the price of one

Commended – Narayan Patel

Caterpillars on silk

Commended – Narayan Patel
Caterpillars on silk

Commended – Juergen Specker

Sunfly on Helenium

Commended – Juergen Specker
Sunfly on Helenium

Commended – Martin Taylor

Treehopper on vine

Commended – Martin Taylor
Treehopper on vine

Commended – Andrew Neal

Damselfly symmetry

Commended – Andrew Neal
Damselfly symmetry

Commended – Denise Bishop

Painted Lady

Commended – Denise Bishop
Painted Lady

Commended – Deepak Kumbhar

Just one world

Commended – Deepak Kumbhar
Just one world

Commended – Simon Carder

Six-spot burnet and knapweed at dawn

Commended – Simon Carder
Six-spot burnet and knapweed at dawn

Commended – William Richardson

A walk in the rain

Commended – William Richardson
A walk in the rain

Commended – David Holland

Under siege

Commended – David Holland
Under siege

Commended – Katarzyna Bukowska

Black-veined Whites

Commended – Katarzyna Bukowska
Black-veined Whites

Commended – Zoltan Gyori

The vice

Commended – Zoltan Gyori
The vice

Commended – Faith Melencio

One love

Commended – Faith Melencio
One love

Commended – Iain Cowe

Autumns Herald

Commended – Iain Cowe
Autumns Herald

Did you know?

Weighty weta

The giant weta from New Zealand is the heaviest known insect species, one individual was found to weigh 71g.

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