National Insect Week returns in 2020
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.
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.