© Peter White
Flesh fly portrait
National Insect Week returns in 2020
(Ancient Greek - derma = skin ; pteron = wing)
Found under rocks in most gardens, elongate and dorso-ventrally flattened
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.
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Earwigs, which don’t go in ears, except by rare accident. Originally 'ear-wing' as their wings are human ear shaped.
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