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National Insect Week returns in 2020
A digital magazine for young entomologists. Find out more about insects and those people who study them....
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National 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.
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Butterfly and moth wings have scales, as well as creating species' patterns these help control body temperature.
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