© Peter White
Flesh fly portrait
Insect Week returns in 2022
Do you have an insect to identify? Contact our entomologists for help.
Insect Week encourages people of all ages to learn more about insects.
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
Thunderbugs are insects called thrips, they have small feathery wings and can be transported long distances by wind.
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