© Peter White
Flesh fly portrait
National Insect Week returns in 2020
The Forestry Commission have some great lesson plans to be used in the forest. They contain links to the national curriculum, but are just as appropriate for non-education groups such as Brownies and Cubs.
Forestry Commission lesson plans
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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The giant weta from New Zealand is the heaviest known insect species, one individual was found to weigh 71g.
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