© Peter White
Flesh fly portrait
National Insect Week returns in 2022
Need help identifying an insect you've seen?
First, have a look at our Intriguing Insects Miniguide, which shows our most requested insect species to identify.
If your insect is not there, then why not ask one of our experts.
National Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.
Every two years, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by a large number of partner organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects.
Discover insects now
Fleas use their leg joints as levers to crouch down, before springing up to 200 times their body length.
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