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2020 Competition winners (Under 18 category)

© Jamie Spensley

Winner - Jamie Spensley (UK)

Marmalade hoverfly on a pink flower

Winner - Jamie Spensley (UK)
Marmalade hoverfly on a pink flower
© Jamie Spensley

2nd place - Jamie Spensley (UK)

An Epeolus spp bee on common ragwort

2nd place - Jamie Spensley (UK)
An Epeolus spp bee on common ragwort
© Sruthi Parupudi

Specially Commended - Sruthi Parupudi (India)

Common chaser dragonfly

Specially Commended - Sruthi Parupudi (India)
Common chaser dragonfly
© Jamie Spensley

Specially Commended - Jamie Spensley (UK)

Carder bee in Cornwall

Specially Commended - Jamie Spensley (UK)
Carder bee in Cornwall
© James Murphy

Highly Commended - James Murphy (UK)

Emperor dragonfly

Highly Commended - James Murphy (UK)
Emperor dragonfly
© Emily Davies

Highly Commended - Emily Davies (UK)

A summer's walk

Highly Commended - Emily Davies (UK)
A summer's walk
© Will Lawson

Highly Commended - Will Lawson (UK)

 

Highly Commended - Will Lawson (UK)
 
© Will Lawson

Highly Commended - Will Lawson (UK)

Super strength

Highly Commended - Will Lawson (UK)
Super strength
© Kirsty Eykyn

Highly Commended - Kirsty Eykyn (UK)

Natural beauty

Highly Commended - Kirsty Eykyn (UK)
Natural beauty

Did you know?

Chitin

Chitin is the major molecule in insect cuticles, combined with proteins it hardens surfaces like beetle wing covers.

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