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Ant Formica sp. Wasp Vespula sp.
National Insect Week returns in 2020
1st Prize - Zach Haynes
Mayfly on an unfurled fern frond
2nd Prize – Shannon Cansfield
Specially Commended – Alex Perry
Lang’s Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous)
Specially Commended - Rebecca Hyde
Specially Commended – Zach Haynes
Hoverfly honing in
Specially Commended – Gavin Pandya
Golden Beprestid on Iris
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.
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Mayfly and stonefly larvae are used to indicate freshwater quality as they are sensitive to environmental conditions.
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