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National Insect Week returns in 2018

NIW continues

CBeebies presenter Jess French discovers bumblebees with pupils from Hawley Infants School

A huge thank you to everyone that organised events, attended events and supported National Insect Week 2016. Thousands of people joined together to celebrate the little things that run the world .

The campaign is not over yet! There are still great events on offer this weekend (2-3 July) and you can enter our photography competition until 13 October 2016.

You can also follow NIW on Twitter @insectweek and on like us on Facebook /nationalinsectweek

Earl of Selborne launches NIW2016

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Sexiest

Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.