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National Insect Week returns in 2020

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  • Neudorff Twitter Giveaway

    A big thank you to everyone that joined in on Twitter during National Insect Week 2016.
  • The Great Bug Hunt 2016

    Winning schools announced ‘ ‘ The Great Bug Hunt competition is a brilliant way of bringing science to life for children and shows you can go on a journey of discovery in your own backyard. Not only does the competition do a great job of capturing children’s imagination, it also fits in well with...
  • NIW continues

  • Podcast with Richard 'Bugman' Jones

    Author Richard 'Bugman' Jones tells us how his dinner-party behaviour inspired his new book 'House Guests, House Pests'. BUGMAN.jpg Follow Richard on Twiiter @bugmanjones or read more at www.bugmanjones.com
  • Bug of the Day - Sunday

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  • Mosquitoes and the Panama Canal

    Celebrating its centenary in 2014, the Panama Canal is regarded as a wonder of the modern world. Billions of pounds of shipping commerce pass through the jungle-flanked 80 km waterway each year, but it was almost never completed. Its construction faced a huge barrier, but this wasn’t the mountains...
  • Podcast with Brett Westwood

    Veteran radio presenter Brett Westwood tells us about the heavy insect focus in 'Natural Histories', the landmark series on BBC Radio 4 focusing on how animals and plants have been woven into our culture. Brett BBC.jpg Catch all episodes of 'Natural Histories' on the BBC Radio 4 website .
  • Bug of the Day - Saturday

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  • Bug of the Day - Friday

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  • Interview with Jess French

    Jess French, presenter of CBeebies series 'Minibeast Adventures with Jess', tells us of her experiences working with children and her joy in seeing their enthusiasm for insects and the natural world. Click here

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Did you know?

Most bizarre use

The wart biter cricket has such a powerful bite, that it was used to bite off warts – ouch!

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