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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Darren Mann - Taxonomy and Museum Curation

Darren Mann - head of the University of Oxford Natural History Museum’s Life collections - talks about what it’s like to manage the millions of specimens the museum contains, how to identify a bee that flew into someone’s bathroom, and how taxonomy – the scientific naming and identification of species – is vital to ecological rese

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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