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National Insect Week returns in 2022

Entomology at Home for National Insect Week 2020  #EntoAtHome  #NIW2020

This year for National Insect Week we hope everyone can appreciate the ‘little things that run the world’ from wherever you live by doing some entomology at home.

If you can find a live insect, why not take a photo and enter our photography competition, look at our discover insect pages or use some of our learning resources such as our Garden Entomology booklet to find out what kind of insect it is.  Help scientists know more about the insect by making a biological record, that tells them where and when you saw it.  If you want to get creative you could do a drawing or other artwork inspired by your insect and contribute to our Insect Isles project.

Ilustration of a girl by a rock with plants and a pink damselfly

Ento-Club Comic Book

Meet Natasha, the travelling entomologist! She loves insects, and would like to share her wisdom with you!
Garden Entomology Cover with image of and text about stag beetle

Garden Entomology booklet

The Royal Entomological Society’s Introduction to Insect Science.

Tips for insect photography

1. Take your time Try not to rush your photographs. There is a huge diversity of insects that can be photographed and each species has its own behaviour to take into account. For example, if you would like to photograph an adult dragonfly, take the time to observe the insect's hovering and perching...

Did you know?


Haemolymph is the equivalent of blood in insects, it distributes nutrients and immune cells around the insect body.

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