© Peter White
Flesh fly portrait
National Insect Week returns in 2020
Author M. G. Leonard tells us about her inspiration for making insects the heroes in her hit children's book 'Beetle Boy'.
Download MG LEONARD INTERVIEW TAKE 2.mp4 (28.38 MB)
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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Cluster flies and ladybirds hibernate in roof space in their thousands, in spring they leave a chemical marking a safe site.
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