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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Sarah Beynon - Dung beetles and agricultural entomology

Ecologist, farmer and TV presenter, Dr Sarah Beynon, gives us a great introduction on dung beetle biology, explains why they’re so important to our planet’s ecosystems, and highlights the dangers of using toxic chemicals in livestock rearing to the health and abundance of these beneficial insects.

Did you know?

Chitin

Chitin is the major molecule in insect cuticles, combined with proteins it hardens surfaces like beetle wing covers.

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