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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Photography

Photography competition closed to entries

The National Insect Week 2018 Photography Competition winners have now been announced. The extraordinary winning photographs can be viewed below by clicking on the digital galleries.

Congratulations to all the winners!

You can also view the winning entries from previous years on this page.

The 2020 competition will open to entries on 22nd June 2020.

2018 Competition winners (Under 18 category)

1st Prize - Zach Haynes

Mayfly on an unfurled fern frond

1st Prize - Zach Haynes
Mayfly on an unfurled fern frond

2nd Prize – Shannon Cansfield

Reflecting

2nd Prize – Shannon Cansfield
Reflecting

Specially Commended – Alex Perry

Lang’s Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous)

Specially Commended – Alex Perry
Lang’s Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous)

Specially Commended - Rebecca Hyde

Dragonfly Impossible

Specially Commended - Rebecca Hyde
Dragonfly Impossible

Specially Commended – Zach Haynes

Hoverfly honing in

Specially Commended – Zach Haynes
Hoverfly honing in

Specially Commended – Gavin Pandya

Golden Beprestid on Iris

Specially Commended – Gavin Pandya
Golden Beprestid on Iris

2018 Competition winners (Adult category)

1st Prize – Petar Sabol

Orange tip butterfly and mayfly sharing

1st Prize – Petar Sabol
Orange tip butterfly and mayfly sharing

2nd Prize – Wen-Chi Yeh

Potter wasp, Oreumenes decoratus, returning to her nest

2nd Prize – Wen-Chi Yeh
Potter wasp, Oreumenes decoratus, returning to her nest

Specially Commended – Wexiang Lee

Planthopper nymph with the 'fibre optic' tail

Specially Commended – Wexiang Lee
Planthopper nymph with the 'fibre optic' tail

Specially Commended – Andrew Geen

Wonder of the day (Dichonia aprilina)

Specially Commended – Andrew Geen
Wonder of the day (Dichonia aprilina)

Specially Commended – Ivan-Marios Mezitis

Metamorphosis

Specially Commended – Ivan-Marios Mezitis
Metamorphosis

Specially Commended – Martin Tampier

Kite (Amblycorypha oblongifolia)

Specially Commended – Martin Tampier
Kite (Amblycorypha oblongifolia)

Specially Commended – Beverley Brouwer

Bejewelled Fly

Specially Commended – Beverley Brouwer
Bejewelled Fly

Specially Commended – Petar Sabol

Mayfly resting just before sunrise

Specially Commended – Petar Sabol
Mayfly resting just before sunrise

Specially Commended – Simon Carder

Water reflections through greenery. Broad Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)

Specially Commended – Simon Carder
Water reflections through greenery. Broad Bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa)

Specially Commended – Zoltan Gyori

Bedtime

Specially Commended – Zoltan Gyori
Bedtime

Commended – Michael Bird

Two for the price of one

Commended – Michael Bird
Two for the price of one

Commended – Narayan Patel

Caterpillars on silk

Commended – Narayan Patel
Caterpillars on silk

Commended – Juergen Specker

Sunfly on Helenium

Commended – Juergen Specker
Sunfly on Helenium

Commended – Martin Taylor

Treehopper on vine

Commended – Martin Taylor
Treehopper on vine

Commended – Andrew Neal

Damselfly symmetry

Commended – Andrew Neal
Damselfly symmetry

Commended – Denise Bishop

Painted Lady

Commended – Denise Bishop
Painted Lady

Commended – Deepak Kumbhar

Just one world

Commended – Deepak Kumbhar
Just one world

Commended – Simon Carder

Six-spot burnet and knapweed at dawn

Commended – Simon Carder
Six-spot burnet and knapweed at dawn

Commended – William Richardson

A walk in the rain

Commended – William Richardson
A walk in the rain

Commended – David Holland

Under siege

Commended – David Holland
Under siege

Commended – Katarzyna Bukowska

Black-veined Whites

Commended – Katarzyna Bukowska
Black-veined Whites

Commended – Zoltan Gyori

The vice

Commended – Zoltan Gyori
The vice

Commended – Faith Melencio

One love

Commended – Faith Melencio
One love

Commended – Iain Cowe

Autumns Herald

Commended – Iain Cowe
Autumns Herald

Winning Photographs 2016 (Adult Category)

© Petar Sabol

Libellula depressa, First Prize

Libellula depressa, First Prize
© Ben Andrew

The Climb, Second Prize

The Climb, Second Prize
© Keith Trueman

Looking at you looking at me, Specially commended

Looking at you looking at me, Specially commended
© Zoltan Gyori

Backlight, Specially Commended

Backlight, Specially Commended
© Timothy Sexton

Hangin' Tough - Broom Weevil, Specially Commended

Hangin' Tough - Broom Weevil, Specially Commended
© Paul Dibben

Damsels on parade, Specially Commended

Damsels on parade, Specially Commended
© Martin Tampier

Jump!, Specially Commended

Jump!, Specially Commended
© Sharon Repton

The long and winding road, Specially Commended

The long and winding road, Specially Commended
© Ripan Biswas

The last fight. Tiger beetle and weaver ant, Specially Commended

The last fight. Tiger beetle and weaver ant, Specially Commended
© João Petronilho

Life in green, Commended

Life in green, Commended
© Milton Barbosa

Troops on the move, Commended

Troops on the move, Commended
© Antonio Carlos Freitas

Predation, Commended

Predation, Commended
© Henry Lin

Mantis, Commended

Mantis, Commended
© Sergio Vilchez

Flag-footed Bug, Commended

Flag-footed Bug, Commended
© Sean McCann

An aggregation of two: Ammophila wasps at dawn, Commended

An aggregation of two: Ammophila wasps at dawn, Commended
© Anthony Cooper

Common green shieldbug eggs hatching, Commended

Common green shieldbug eggs hatching, Commended
© David Fotheringham

Autumnal Feathered Thorn moth, Commended

Autumnal Feathered Thorn moth, Commended
© Beverley Brouwer

Covered in dew drops (sawfly), Commended

Covered in dew drops (sawfly), Commended
© Mark Pike

Marsh Fritillaries, Commended

Marsh Fritillaries, Commended
© TienHeng Low

Robber Fly, Commended

Robber Fly, Commended
© Keith Trueman

Solitary Bee -  Megachile willughbiella, Commended

Solitary Bee -  Megachile willughbiella, Commended
© Geraldine Stephenson

Red Tipped Flower Beetles, Commended

Red Tipped Flower Beetles, Commended
© Weixang Lee

Resting Stalk-eyed Fly, Commended

Resting Stalk-eyed Fly, Commended
© Ripan Biswas

Metamorphosis - a dragonfly emerging, Commended

Metamorphosis - a dragonfly emerging, Commended
© Peter Smith

Beauty and Beast, Commended

Beauty and Beast, Commended
© Steve Palmer

Floating on colour, a male gall midge, Commended

Floating on colour, a male gall midge, Commended

Winning Photographs 2016 (Under 18 Category)

© Kelsey Knell

Pollination, First Prize

Pollination, First Prize
© Pradyuman Samant

Shhh... do not disturb, Second Prize

Shhh... do not disturb, Second Prize
© Genevieve Kiero-Watson

The view on a bridge, Commended

The view on a bridge, Commended
© Gavin Pandya

Brown Clipper butterfly, Specially Commended

Brown Clipper butterfly, Specially Commended
© James McCulloch

Shades of green, Commended

Shades of green, Commended
© Ayla Webb

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar, Specially Commended

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar, Specially Commended
© Caroline McHardy

Azure Damselfly on an ear of wheat, Commended

Azure Damselfly on an ear of wheat, Commended
© Kelsey Knell

Because I have no teeth, Specially Commended

Because I have no teeth, Specially Commended
© Adam Middleton

Green Hairstreak, Commended

Green Hairstreak, Commended
© Charlotte Wellington

Mormon Butterfly, Commended

Mormon Butterfly, Commended
© Anurag Aditya

Red hemipteran, Commended

Red hemipteran, Commended
© Robert Cooling

Green dragonfly, Commended

Green dragonfly, Commended
© Zach Haynes

Stupendous Staveley Sunfly, Specially Commended

Stupendous Staveley Sunfly, Specially Commended
© Catriona Mackenzie

The Bug Life, Specially Commended

The Bug Life, Specially Commended
© Holly Chalk

Flying and feeding bee-fly, Specially Commended

Flying and feeding bee-fly, Specially Commended
© Fabian Harrison

Orange-tip butterfly, Commended

Orange-tip butterfly, Commended
© Fabian Harrison

Mint moth, Commended

Mint moth, Commended

Winning Photographs 2014

© Jose Ramos, II, (Philippines)

Warming up, the light giver, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Warming up, the light giver, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Lucia Chmurova, (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

Blend in to survive, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Blend in to survive, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Denise Bishop, (Essex, United Kingdom)

Warming up, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Warming up, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Adam Poledníček (Cornwall, United Kingdom)

My annoying housemate, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

My annoying housemate, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Narayan Patel, (Gujarat, India)

Grasshopper nymphs, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Grasshopper nymphs, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Shelley Barkley, (Alberta, Canada)

Tachinid fly, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Tachinid fly, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Rory Morrisey, (Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)

A snout of distinction, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

A snout of distinction, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Bob Eade, (East Sussex, United Kingdom)

Mayfly, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Mayfly, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Peter Sabol, (Croatia)

Zerynthia polyxena wing, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Zerynthia polyxena wing, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Paul Giles (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Migrant hawker, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Migrant hawker, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Martin Smith, (Haskovo, Bulgaria)

Longhorn beetle (close-up), Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Longhorn beetle (close-up), Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Peter Paul Smith, (Warwickshire, England)

Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) on a stem of grass, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium) on a stem of grass, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Richard Davies, (Suffolk, United Kingdom)

‘Jeff Goldblum lookalike’ (unidentified fly), Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

‘Jeff Goldblum lookalike’ (unidentified fly), Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Mrs Iuliana Dediu (Brăila, Romania)

Soldier, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Soldier, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© David William Harris, (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)

Banded demoiselle, male, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautul category

Banded demoiselle, male, Commended in 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautul category
© Dr Tim Cockerill - (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

Striking a pose, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Striking a pose, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Beverley Brouwer (The Netherlands)

Dromedarius, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Dromedarius, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Kerry-Ann van Eeden (Perth, Australia)

Male feather-horned beetle, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Male feather-horned beetle, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Peter Sabol, (Croatia)

Anax imperator eye, Second Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Anax imperator eye, Second Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Dr Tim Cockerill (East Yorkshire, United Kingdom)

Wallace’s Cyriopalus beetle (Cyriopalus wallacei), First Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Wallace’s Cyriopalus beetle (Cyriopalus wallacei), First Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Jose Ramos, II

Alone in the dark, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Alone in the dark, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Beni Arisandi (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Mate, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Mate, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Claire Waring, (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)

A katydid completes its moult, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

A katydid completes its moult, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Claire Waring, (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom)

Even educated weevils do it! Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Even educated weevils do it! Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Dr Tom Houslay, (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Parental care, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Parental care, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© João Petronilho (Portugal)

Resting time, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Resting time, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Dr Anthony Cooper (Leicestershire, United Kingdom)

Large rose sawfly laying eggs, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive

Large rose sawfly laying eggs, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive
© Adam Poledníček (Cornwall, United Kingdom)

Sleeping Nomada, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insect Alive category

Sleeping Nomada, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insect Alive category
© Adam Poledníček (Cornwall, United Kingdom)

Lunchtime, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Lunchtime, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Rabin Chakrabarti (India)

Male blue tiger butterfly with tiger moth caterpillar on Crotalaria pods, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Male blue tiger butterfly with tiger moth caterpillar on Crotalaria pods, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Dr Ann Mills (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Coupled blue-tailed damselflies, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Coupled blue-tailed damselflies, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Brian Pearson (Staffordshire, United Kingdom)

Five-spot burnet (Zygaena trifolii) feeding on buttercup, Commended 2014 Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Five-spot burnet (Zygaena trifolii) feeding on buttercup, Commended 2014 Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Brian Pearson (Saffordshire, United Kingdom)

I see you, I have eyes in the back of my head, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

I see you, I have eyes in the back of my head, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Icy Ho (Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom)

The Alamo! Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

The Alamo! Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Beverley Brouwer (The Netherlands)

New coat, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

New coat, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Beverley Brouwer (The Netherlands)

Family planning, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Family planning, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Bob Eade, (East Sussex, United Kingdom)

Marbled whites mating, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Marbled whites mating, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Peter Sabol, (Croatia)

Orthetrum cancellatum dragonflies mating, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Orthetrum cancellatum dragonflies mating, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Dipesh Bhatt (Gujarat, India)

Honeymoon on flower, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Honeymoon on flower, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Paul Giles (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom)

Reed beetle preening, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Reed beetle preening, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Kerry-Ann van Eeden (Perth, Australia)

Cuckoo wasp laying an egg, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Cuckoo wasp laying an egg, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Richard Davies, (Suffolk, United Kingdom)

Small white feeding, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Small white feeding, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Parameswaran Pillai Karunakaran (Kerala, India)

Small paper wasp building nest, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Small paper wasp building nest, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Nick Milsum (New Zealand)

Well captured, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Well captured, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Liz Pearson, (Florida, USA)

My annoying housemate, Commended in the 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

My annoying housemate, Commended in the 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Mr Nick Milsum (New Zealand)

Multi-tasking, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Multi-tasking, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Liz Pearson, USA

Life in the lilypads, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive

Life in the lilypads, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive
© Narayan Patel, Gujarat, India

Ready! Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Ready! Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Adam Poledníček

Manganese drill bit, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Manganese drill bit, Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Keith Pursall

Fire and brimstone! Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive

Fire and brimstone! Specially Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive
© Dr Anthony Cooper

Sawflies eating a birch leaf, Second Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Sawflies eating a birch leaf, Second Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Mr Peter Sabol, (Croatia)

Damselflies mating, First Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Damselflies mating, First Prize 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category
© Marc Brouwer

Close up of damselfly eyes in Genemuiden, Netherlands. Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category

Close up of damselfly eyes in Genemuiden, Netherlands. Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Small is Beautiful category
© Tim Withall

Four-spotted chaser dragonfly sparring with broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Winsor, New Forest UK, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Four-spotted chaser dragonfly sparring with broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Winsor, New Forest UK, Commended 2014 NIW Photography Competition Insects Alive category

Tips for insect photography

1. Take your time

Try not to rush your photographs. There is a huge diversity of insects that can be photographed and each species has its own behaviour to take into account. For example, if you would like to photograph an adult dragonfly, take the time to observe the insect's hovering and perching spots. This considered approach will help to improve the quality of your photographs and you may learn something new about the insect too.

Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Libellula depressa

© Dale Sutton

Broad-bodied chaser dragonfly, Libellula depressa, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

2. Experiment

Try experimenting with different camera angles, magnifications and directions of light. Photographs with the habitat in view can be just as astounding as close-ups. Try shooting with different lenses if you have them, wide angle and telephoto can provide very different results using the same insect subject. 

Queen common wasp, Vespula vulgaris, resting on grape hyacinth after waking

© David Maitland

Queen common wasp, Vespula germanica, resting on grape hyacinth after waking, Highly Commended 2006 NIW Photography Competition British insect category

3. Consider the lighting

Photographing small insects can be a great opportunity to play with lighting. Try and make the lighting look as natural as possible by combining some flash with the natural light available. Harsh lighting does not always make for a good image and photographs of insects can look really dramatic at dusk and dawn too. Insects often have iridescent body parts and transparent wings, a simple adjustment of lighting can really show off the subject to its best.

Adult mayfly at sunset

© Danny Beath

Adult mayfly at sunset, First Prize 2010 NIW Photography Competition riverfly category

4. Choose the right insect

If you spend a longer amount of time on a single individual or species this will force you to think about new ways to shoot the insect and to consider the composition and lighting options available. You may begin to notice the traits of your subject that most interest you, for example, the wings, the eyes, the way it is grasping a surface or even how it walks or flies. At least to begin with, try and choose a bold species that doesn't mind a flash and lens very close to it. For example, a timid fly might not be ideal but a bold and busy bee may not notice a photographer pursuing it from flower to flower.

Bombus on buddleia

© Ian Beddison

Bombus on buddleia, Commended 2008 NIW Photography Competition adult category

5. Get close

Try photographing a small portion of an insect. For example, the scales on a butterflies wings, the jaws of a ground beetle or the eyes of a damselfly. Find the hidden beauty in the insect and try and show the future viewers of your photograph what cannot be seen with the naked eye.

 

6. Don't try and control the insect

The most interesting photographs are rarely those that have been taken of an insect enclosed in a dish, or worse still, chilled in a fridge to make them placid. Try to challenge youself to get interesting images of insects in a natural environment, exhibiting their natural behaviours in their usual habitat.

7. Know your kit

Though many good photographs can be taken using conventional lenses, consider a macro lens. Macro lenses are designed to give the photographer great results up-close. They are expensive but can focus on insects from about 6cm away to infinity which makes macro lenses good for general shooting too. There are some less expensive alternatives to a macro. For example, a close-up filter which screws onto the front of another lens, much like a filter. You may also wish to consider an extension tube which sits between the camera body and lens and makes detailed close-ups possible.

8. Use a tripod and flash

A well place tripod can prevent shaky photographs. If you have been patient and observed your subject for some time then setting up a shot from a tripod won't be as restrictive as you might think. Using a flash is often the best way to light small subjects, such as insects.

9. Consider your focal point

The point of focus is very important when shooting small subjects like insects. You can dramatically alter the appearance of your final image by changing where you chose to focus. Even shifting the focus by a few millimetres can make or break a photograph.

10. Enjoy the process 

Try and take in the environment and the behaviour of your chosen insect. Becoming better acquainted with your subject will often mean that the best photographic opportunities present themselves. You will learn about your own methods as well as learning about the insect itself.

 

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Did you know?

Long lived silverfish

Silverfish can live for up to eight years, you may see the same one again and again in your house!

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