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Red ant with eggs
110 days to go to Insect Week
(Ancient Greek - derma = skin ; pteron = wing)
Found under rocks in most gardens, elongate and dorso-ventrally flattened
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
In UK ants, wasps, bees & sawflies (Hymenoptera) have 6000+ species, just beating true flies (Diptera) at 5000+.
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