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Red ant with eggs
Insect Week returns in 2022
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
In UK ants, wasps, bees & sawflies (Hymenoptera) have 6000+ species, just beating true flies (Diptera) at 5000+.
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