23 days to go to National Insect Week
Insects and the scientists that study them will be at the NEC, Birmingham from 15th to 18th March.
Insect handling © Harper Adams University
The Royal Entomological Society will be joining more than 200 STEM organisations at the event and showing young people how they can study insects and start a career or hobby as an entomologist.
Dr Luke Tilley, Director of Outreach and Development at the Society, said: “There will be an opportunity to learn more about next year’s EntoSci18 – the entomology conference for schools and colleges, jointly organised with Harper Adams University.
“And visitors will be able to take part in live insect handling, viewing scientific specimens under the microscope, inspecting a bumblebee colony and playing interactive games. Our six-legged friends look forward to meeting you!”
Visit www.thebigbangfair.co.uk to register for free tickets to the event.
Contact: Luke Tilley, email@example.com
Insects under the microscope © Harper Adams University
Talking about insect science © Harper Adams University
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.