© Peter White
Flesh fly portrait
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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The longest recorded insect is Chan's megastick, a stick insect species from Borneo which can be up to 56.6cm long.
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