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Bumblebee and poppies, Bombus terrestris
Insect Week returns in 2022
1st Prize - Zach Haynes
Mayfly on an unfurled fern frond
2nd Prize – Shannon Cansfield
Specially Commended – Alex Perry
Lang’s Short-tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous)
Specially Commended - Rebecca Hyde
Specially Commended – Zach Haynes
Hoverfly honing in
Specially Commended – Gavin Pandya
Golden Beprestid on Iris
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
Chitin is the major molecule in insect cuticles, combined with proteins it hardens surfaces like beetle wing covers.
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