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National Insect Week returns in 2020
British Dragonfly Society
The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) was founded in 1983 by a small group of dragonfly enthusiasts and scientists. Their website is packed full of information and projects on dragonfly recording and conservation.
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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Chitin is the major molecule in insect cuticles, combined with proteins it hardens surfaces like beetle wing covers.
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