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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Podcast with Brett Westwood

Veteran radio presenter Brett Westwood tells us about the heavy insect focus in 'Natural Histories', the landmark series on BBC Radio 4 focusing on how animals and plants have been woven into our culture.

Catch all episodes of 'Natural Histories' on the BBC Radio 4 website.

 

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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.