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National Insect Week returns in 2020

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  • Bug of the Day - Thursday

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  • Insects: the unlikely food and feed of the future?

    From giant water bugs in Thailand through to Chapulines in Mexico there is already a wealth of insects that are eaten around the world. The most recent tally puts the number of species of insects that are eaten around the world at a staggering 2037 and the last few years has seen a pulse of...
  • Bug of the Day -Wednesday

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  • Creepy Victorians

    How nineteenth century Britain became obsessed with insects The Victorians were fascinated with insects. This is as obvious as it can be elusive, as insects themselves often are. The Victorians embraced insects for their beauty, their mystery, and their changeability – all aspects of utmost concern...
  • Podcast - Author M.G. Leonard

    [[{"fid":"615","view_mode":"image_left","attributes":{"alt":"MG Leonard","height":"374","width":"250","class":"media-element file-image-left"},"type":"media"}]] Author M. G. Leonard tells us about her inspiration for making insects the heroes in her hit children's book 'Beetle Boy'. Listen to more...
  • Bug of the Day -Tuesday

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  • Bug of the Day - Monday

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  • OFFICIAL LAUNCH

    National Insect Week will be launched at BUGS Exhibit, ZSL London Zoo on Monday 20th June
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  • INSTAR Magazine

    A digital magazine for young entomologists. Find out more about insects and those people who study them.... Issue 2 Issue 1 For more information about INSTAR email [email protected]

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Wasps, hornets & bees, many insects such as hoverflies replicate their colours without having stings.

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