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National Insect Week returns in 2018

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  • Interview with Jess French

    Podcast

    Children's presenter and author Jess French talks minibeasts

    For: Everyone

  • Let's Go Wild

    Website

    Fun factsheets about some fascinating British insects

    For: Everyone

  • INSTAR - Magazine for Young Entomologists

    Activities sheet

    Magazine for Young Entomologists

    For: Everyone

  • Insects and Entomology

    Video

    Insects and entomologists - what are they and why are they important?

    For: Everyone

  • Hand Made Places

    Activities sheet

    Insect-themed activity sheets aimed at 4-7 year olds.

    For: Primary

  • Polli:Nation Survey

    Website

    A national survey that you can contribute to be becoming a citizen scientist.

    For: Everyone

  • iSpot

    Website

    A friendly and free community helping to identify wildlife and share nature.

    For: Everyone

  • Flower Power

    Factsheet

    Discover how to attract a diverse range of insects using flower power.

    For: Everyone

  • Insects everywhere

    Factsheet

    Find out how you can find insects just about anywhere.

    For: Everyone

  • What makes an insect?

    Activities sheet

    So, what makes an insect? With these activities, you can help identify

    For: Everyone

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Did you know?

Most poisonous

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.