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National Insect Week returns in 2022

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  • Bug of the Day - Sunday

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  • Mosquitoes and the Panama Canal

    Celebrating its centenary in 2014, the Panama Canal is regarded as a wonder of the modern world. Billions of pounds of shipping commerce pass through the jungle-flanked 80 km waterway each year, but it was almost never completed. Its construction faced a huge barrier, but this wasn’t the mountains...
  • 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. Brett BBC.jpg Catch all episodes of 'Natural Histories' on the BBC Radio 4 website .
  • Bug of the Day - Saturday

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  • Bug of the Day - Friday

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  • Interview with Jess French

    Jess French, presenter of CBeebies series 'Minibeast Adventures with Jess', tells us of her experiences working with children and her joy in seeing their enthusiasm for insects and the natural world. Click here
  • Bug of the Day - Thursday

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  • Insects: the unlikely food and feed of the future?

    From giant water bugs in Thailand through to Chapulines in Mexico there is already a wealth of insects that are eaten around the world. The most recent tally puts the number of species of insects that are eaten around the world at a staggering 2037 and the last few years has seen a pulse of...
  • Bug of the Day -Wednesday

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  • Creepy Victorians

    How nineteenth century Britain became obsessed with insects The Victorians were fascinated with insects. This is as obvious as it can be elusive, as insects themselves often are. The Victorians embraced insects for their beauty, their mystery, and their changeability – all aspects of utmost concern...

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Parasitoids & parasites

A parasitoid lives within a host and ultimately kills or sterilises it, a parasite simply lives off its host's resources.

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