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National Insect Week returns in 2020

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Resources from the Manchester University Fly Facility about the fruit fly Drosophila, specifically aimed at teaching with flies about Biology.

Lesson plans, resources, Drosophila biology and how to get hold of your own fruit flies for the classroom.

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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.