National Insect Week returns in 2020
Entomology at Home for National Insect Week
National Insect Week #NIW2020 on 22nd to 28th June 2020 will not involve physical events, to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 virus.
We hope you will join us in a virtual campaign to celebrate the little things that run the world.
Over the next weeks and months we will be expanding our online resources and activities, linking out to the many National Insect Week partner organisations, so that as many as possible can do entomology at home.
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:00 to 15:00
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 11:00 to 17:00
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00
There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.