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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Podcast with Richard 'Bugman' Jones

Author Richard 'Bugman' Jones tells us how his dinner-party behaviour inspired his new book 'House Guests, House Pests'.

Follow Richard on Twiiter @bugmanjones or read more at www.bugmanjones.com

 

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Most poisonous

There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.