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National Insect Week returns in 2020

RSPB Activity Sheets

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.

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Most poisonous

There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.