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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Royal Air Force Museum

Royal Air Force Museum

The RAF Museum was opened in 1972 by Her Majesty the Queen and situated on the historic site of Hendon's London Aerodrome in Colindale. Our North London Museum is the only London attraction to house over 100 aircraft from around the world including some very early aircraft designs through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft. With free admission plus free interactive and fun activities, including 3D Cinema.

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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.