© Peter White
Flesh fly portrait
Insect Week returns in 2022
(Ancient Greek - pleco = folded or braided ; pteron = wing)
Aquatic insects that live in running water as larvae.
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
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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