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Bumblebee and poppies, Bombus terrestris
National Insect Week returns in 2020
A range of resources from the RSPB including 'Spot it! sheets' on Minibeasts, 'Food and water' for Butterflies, 'Homes for insects' and 'Nature Detective Equipment' for catching insects.
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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Bombardier beetles spray boiling phenolic liquid at predators like shrews, at several squirts per second!
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