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National Insect Week returns in 2020

The Riverfly Partnership

The Riverfly Partnership

The Riverfly Partnership is a network of more than sixty partner organizations, representing anglers, conservationists, entomologists, scientist, water-course managers and relevant authorities, working together to: protect the water quality of British rivers; further the understanding of riverfly populations; and actively conserve riverfly habitats.

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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.