© David Maitland
Bumblebee and poppies, Bombus terrestris
National Insect Week returns in 2022
Colouring sheets by illustrator Jennifer Delaney, taken from the book Life under the Lens.
Wasp head, tick, honeybee head and butterfly eggs.
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.
Discover insects now
In UK ants, wasps, bees & sawflies (Hymenoptera) have 6000+ species, just beating true flies (Diptera) at 5000+.
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