National Insect Week returns in 2020
(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
Wasps and hornets, for their stings, a shame as they are useful predators of damaging insects in horticulture.
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