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National Insect Week returns in 2020
Life in the Undergrowth, David Attenborough
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Life in the Undergrowth, by David Attenborough 2005
National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.
Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects.
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Predatory ladybirds and parasitoid wasps are used as a biological control for pest insects such as aphids.
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