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Red ant with eggs
National Insect Week returns in 2022
A friendly and free community helping to identify wildlife and share nature.
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
'Thanatosis' is the scientific term for pretending to be dead, which is how many insects hide from predators.
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