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National Insect Week returns in 2022

NHM Nature Live online: Beetles!

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 10:30 to 11:15

Beetles are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. With more than 400,000 species, one in five living organisms is a beetle.

At the Museum we look after one of the largest and most comprehensive beetle collections in the world. Join us as we discover the beetles, one of nature's greatest success stories.

Suitable for ages 6+

Once aired, you can rewatch this talk and any others on our Nature Live playlist on YouTube. 

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Suitable for ages 6+

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Did you know?

Shapely antennae

Antennal shape reflects insect ecology, male moths have feathery antennae to detect female pheromones at night.

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