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National Insect Week returns in 2022

Factsheet

  • droso4schools

    Factsheet Lesson plan

    Online resources for school lessons using the fruit fly Drosophila.

    For: Secondary

  • RHS School Gardening Resources

    Activities sheet Factsheet Lesson plan

    A range of resources from the RHS

    For: Whole School

  • Polli:Nation Survey

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    A national survey that you can contribute to be becoming a citizen scientist.

    For: Primary

  • Flower Power

    Factsheet

    Discover how to attract a diverse range of insects using flower power.

    For: Everyone

  • Insects everywhere

    Factsheet

    Find out how you can find insects just about anywhere.

    For: Everyone

  • Up close and personal with invertebrates

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    This time of year is perfect for getting children out doing minibeast hunt, creepy-crawly hunts, bug walks, insect safaris and invertebrate surveys. Call them whatever you like, basically, they all involve getting up close and personal with invertebrates.

    For: Primary Secondary

  • Getting to know your insects

    Factsheet

    Useful advice from an insect expert about how to get to know your insects better

    For: Everyone

  • Bees for kids

    Activities sheet Factsheet

    Children are fascinated by Honey Bees. The British Beekeepers Association seeks to build on that fascination and encourage young people to learn more about the world of the Honey Bee.

    For: Primary

  • Beetle gallery

    Factsheet

    Explore the ‘Planet of the Beetles’, which have lived on Earth since long before the age of the dinosaur. Over 370,000 known species in total, see some of the most well known.

    For: Everyone

  • Minotaur beetle

    Minotaur beetle, Typhaeus typhoeus

    Factsheet

    Typhaeus typhoeus – (family Scarabaeidae) The minotaur beetle is a spectacular dung beetle of heaths, moorlands and mountains, especially in the north and west of the British Isles. The males use the long prongs on the thorax (as seen here) to compete for females. Large males have relatively even...

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Flea jumping

Fleas use their leg joints as levers to crouch down, before springing up to 200 times their body length.

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