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Bumblebee and poppies, Bombus terrestris
National Insect Week returns in 2022
A pocket guide from the Natural History Museum to the six common species of bumblebee in the UK.
Download the .pdf file from the NHM website.
Natural History Museum website
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
The longest recorded insect is Chan's megastick, a stick insect species from Borneo which can be up to 56.6cm long.
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