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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Violet ground beetle

Carabus violaceus - (family Carabidae)

This is one of the largest of British ground beetles. It is widespread in the UK: it is especially associated with wooded areas, but is also commonly found in gardens. Like most ground beetles it is a nocturnal predator and often spends the daytime hidden under stones or logs. Ground beetles are fast runners, using speed to catch their insect prey.

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Tiny fairies

Fairy wasps are the smallest known insects, the tiniest species is only 0.139 mm long.

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