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Bumblebee and poppies, Bombus terrestris
National Insect Week returns in 2020
What is an insect? Why are they important? Who studies them?
These videos will help you to learn some of the answers to these important questions.....
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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Mosquitoes sense human skin volatiles, these vary between people so some of us are bitten more than others.
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