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National Insect Week returns in 2020

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.

Did you know?

Most feared insect in the UK

Wasps and hornets, for their stings, a shame as they are useful predators of damaging insects in horticulture.

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