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National Insect Week returns in 2020

AES/BENHS Young Entomologists' Day at Dinton Pastures

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

Young Entomologists' Day with the Amateur Entomologists' Society and the British Entomological and Natural History Society.

10am meet a moth, followed by a library and collections tour,

12pm lunch

After lunch a talk and weather permitting a walk in the park with nets.

Cost details

free to all

Did you know?

Most poisonous

There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.