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National Insect Week returns in 2022

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  • Great Bug Hunt 2020 winners

    “It's so addictive I can guarantee once you've been on a bug hunt you will never, ever be bored again.” Nick Baker, BBC Autumnwatch Unsprung and Springwatch Unsprung The winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced and this has by far and away been the best year EVER! The...
  • National Insect Week 2020 Photography Competition Open

    The National Insect Week photography competition 2020 launched on 22 June 2020. Amateur photographers from the UK and around the world can send in their best photograph of an insect or insects until 31 October 2020. Competition head judge Dr Tim Cockerill from Falmouth University said “We are...
  • National Insect Week 2020 is Here!

    National Insect Week 2020 launch This year National Insect Week 2020 is encouraging everyone to discover the insects in their gardens, parks and green spaces – to take photos , create art , identify species and celebrate the insects all around us. The National Insect Week website has videos,...
  • Entomology at Home for National Insect Week #EntoAtHome  #NIW2020

    This year for National Insect Week we hope everyone can appreciate the ‘little things that run the world’ from wherever you live by doing some entomology at home. If you can find a live insect, why not take a photo and enter our photography competition , look at our discover insect pages or use...
  • Great Bug Hunt 2019 winners announced

    The winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced! The competition, brought to you by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and supported by the Royal Entomological Society (RES), takes science learning out of the classroom and brings it to life outdoors. The winning...
  • THE YEAR OF THE FLY

    In 2019 a series of events is taking place worldwide to celebrate the true flies (Diptera). Flies are one of the most ecologically diverse groups of animals; they are important in many ecosystem processes such as pollination , decomposition, predation as well as vectors of disease. Increasingly,...
  • Insect Isles Project

    We want your artistic insect creations for a giant art project, the Insect Isles! We are collecting images to make an exciting tapestry of all your submissions to help us launch the next National Insect Week in June 2020, celebrating the 24,000 astonishing insect species across the British Isles...
  • Great Bug Hunt 2018 winners announced

    The winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced! The competition, brought to you by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and supported by the Royal Entomological Society (RES), takes science learning out of the classroom and brings it to life outdoors. The winning...
  • Photography Competition launched

    The National Insect Week photography competition was launched on Monday 18 th June with categories for under and over 18’s. You can enter online now at www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk/photography . The competition closes on 31st October. Previous competitions have attracted some stunning entries,...
  • Insect events nationwide

    Celebrate insects across the country during National Insect Week 2018! The UK will be buzzing and crawling with hundreds of events during National Insect Week 2018. From 18 th to 24 th June there will be opportunities to join minibeast safaris, field trips and moth nights from Cornwall to the...

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Did you know?

Most misunderstood insect in the UK

Earwigs, which don’t go in ears, except by rare accident. Originally 'ear-wing' as their wings are human ear shaped.

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