National Insect Week returns in 2022
(Ancient Greek - ortho = sheath ; pteron = wing)
Often found in larger gardens where grass and native trees are allowed to go a little wild, feed on plants.
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.
Discover insects now
Earwigs, which don’t go in ears, except by rare accident. Originally 'ear-wing' as their wings are human ear shaped.
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