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National Insect Week returns in 2020

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  • THE YEAR OF THE FLY

    In 2019 a series of events is taking place worldwide to celebrate the true flies (Diptera). Flies are one of the most ecologically diverse groups of animals; they are important in many ecosystem processes such as pollination , decomposition, predation as well as vectors of disease. Increasingly,...
  • Insect Isles Project

    We want your artistic insect creations for a giant art project, the Insect Isles! We are collecting images to make an exciting tapestry of all your submissions to help us launch the next National Insect Week in June 2020, celebrating the 24,000 astonishing insect species across the British Isles...
  • Great Bug Hunt 2018 winners announced

    The winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced! The competition, brought to you by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and supported by the Royal Entomological Society (RES), takes science learning out of the classroom and brings it to life outdoors. The winning...
  • Photography Competition launched

    The National Insect Week photography competition was launched on Monday 18 th June with categories for under and over 18’s. You can enter online now at www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/photography . The competition closes on 31st October. Previous competitions have attracted some stunning entries,...
  • Insect events nationwide

    Celebrate insects across the country during National Insect Week 2018! The UK will be buzzing and crawling with hundreds of events during National Insect Week 2018. From 18 th to 24 th June there will be opportunities to join minibeast safaris, field trips and moth nights from Cornwall to the...
  • National Insect Week 2018 launch at RHS Garden Wisley

    National Insect Week 2018 launch at RHS Garden Wisley 18 th June 12.00-14.00 (invited guests and press launch) The UK will be buzzing and crawling with hundreds of events during National Insect Week 2018. From 18 th to 24 th June there will be exciting events all over the country to celebrate...
  • Stories

    The Royal Entomological Society has announced the winners of its Student Awards for articles about an entomological topic that would be of interest to the general public. You can read the award winning articles by clicking below: Winners: 1st - James Fage, Harper Adams University. "Toxic teamwork...
  • Insect events this February 2018 half term!

    Here are our top picks of entomological events around the UK over the next few weeks. Ladybird Hustle South West Take part in a bug hunt and then make your own bug home on Wednesday 14 th February near Liskeard. Learn about Sustainable Beekeeping at the Eden Project on Saturday 17 th February. Buy...
  • There’s going to be a buzz at Big Bang Fair 2017

    Insects and the scientists that study them will be at the NEC, Birmingham from 15th to 18th March. Insect handling © Harper Adams University The Royal Entomological Society will be joining more than 200 STEM organisations at the event and showing young people how they can study insects and start a...
  • Insect fun this February 2017 half term!

    Looking for entomological activities over the next few weeks? Here are some from around the UK. South West Visit The Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary at Buckfastleigh to find tropical butterflies and leafcutter ants. Hear abour the butterfly species of Britain with Harold Gillen’s ‘A Butterfly...

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Best camouflaged

Cramp-ball weevils look like bird poo, moths pretend to be lichen, caterpillars disguise as twigs with last year’s bud scars…

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