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National Insect Week returns in 2020
National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.
Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects.
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'Thanatosis' is the scientific term for pretending to be dead, which is how many insects hide from predators.
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