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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Hand Made Places

Hand Made Places is a playground equipment company specialising in encouraging learning through play.

Follow the link to the Hand Made Places Resource Hub for insect-themed activity sheets aimed at 4-7 year olds (EY and KS1) which can be downloaded.

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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.