© Peter White
Flesh fly portrait
110 days to go to Insect Week
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
Chitin is the major molecule in insect cuticles, combined with proteins it hardens surfaces like beetle wing covers.
Tweet this or follow @insectweek
©2021 Royal Entomological Society Registered charity no. 213620
Patron: Her Majesty The Queen Vice patron: Lord Selborne
Terms & conditions Privacy