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National Insect Week returns in 2022

American Museum of Natural History Zoology activites

Zoology activities from the American Museum of Natural History.

Insect related include: Carly's Adventures in Waspland comic books, Draw a Monarch butterfly, Talking to Fireflies game, The Butterfly Kingdom factsheets and a Wonderful World of Wasps game.

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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.