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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 14th February near Liskeard.

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.

Girl holding stick insect at EntoSciInsect handling © Harper Adams University

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 Odyssey’ talk in Wareham on Thursday 23rd February.

Photography competition winners

A celebration of the most diverse group of animals on Earth.

The winners of the prestigious National Insect Week Photography Competition have been announced by the Royal Entomological Society. All the winning and commended images can viewed in our galleries.

Neudorff Twitter Giveaway

A big thank you to everyone that joined in on Twitter during National Insect Week 2016.


Podcast with Richard 'Bugman' Jones

Author Richard 'Bugman' Jones tells us how his dinner-party behaviour inspired his new book 'House Guests, House Pests'.

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 that needed to be felled to create it, this barrier was entomological.


Did you know?

Curious courtship

Insects can have interesting mating behaviours including specific calls, movements and gifts.