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National Insect Week returns in 2022

Leaf-cutter Ant Distress Call

Many species of ants communicate with sound, normally quite high pitched. There are a number of different sounds including a distress call such as the one recorded here. The sound was recorded at the BBC in Glasgow in 2012 using a miniature microphone and has been slowed down by 50% to allow it to be easily heard.

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The Lundy cabbage flea beetle is endemic to Lundy island, UK, living only on one strip of habitat.

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