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Red ant with eggs
National Insect Week returns in 2020
(Ancient Greek - short-lived = sheath ; pteron = wing)
Mainly aquatic, found near rivers and ponds, large wings, three "tails", large compound eyes
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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Insect have two main life stage patterns, holometabolous: egg, larva, pupae, adult; and hemimetabolous: egg, nymph, adult.
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