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Insect Week returns in 2022


  • Insect Week 2022 dates announced

    The Royal Entomological Society is pleased to confirm the dates of Insect Week 2022: 20th June to 26th June 2022. We look forward to you taking part. If you are interested in organising an event do contact Fran Sconce at the Society to find out more: [email protected] NIW_Logo2022_lr_rgb.jpg
  • Great Bug Hunt 2021 winners

    The winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced! The competition, brought to you by the Association for Science Education (ASE) and supported by the Royal Entomological Society (RES), takes science learning out of the classroom and brings it to life outdoors. This year's...
  • Insect Week is here

    #InsectWeek21 is here! We're so excited to celebrate the #littlethingsthatruntheworld with you all. Have a look on our website for events , competitions , learningresources and lots of interesting facts about insects & entomology. RES-Insect-Festival_Logo_2021_web_rgb.jpg Credit © Royal...
  • Submit your event!

    Will you be hosting an event for #InsectWeek21 ? Help us celebrate the #littlethingsthatruntheworld from 21 to 27 June 2021. Big or small, online or in person, anywhere in the world, all are welcome. Let us know about it with the submission form .
  • Insect Week 2021

    We are excited to announce that #InsectWeek21 will return from 21 to 27 June 2021. All are welcome to take part and celebrate the little things that run the world. In due course we will open event registration, with options for online and in person as your local restrictions on social distancing...
  • Winners of 2020 National Insect Week Photography Competition

    .media-element-container h2, .media-element-container p {display:none;} Discovering the miniature safari all around us The winners of the National Insect Week Photography Competition have been announced by the Royal Entomological Society. A record 2443 entries were received from amateur...
  • Great Bug Hunt 2020 winners

    “It's so addictive I can guarantee once you've been on a bug hunt you will never, ever be bored again.” Nick Baker, BBC Autumnwatch Unsprung and Springwatch Unsprung The winners of this year’s Great Bug Hunt competition have been announced and this has by far and away been the best year EVER! The...
  • National Insect Week 2020 Photography Competition Open

    The National Insect Week photography competition 2020 launched on 22 June 2020. Amateur photographers from the UK and around the world can send in their best photograph of an insect or insects until 31 October 2020. Competition head judge Dr Tim Cockerill from Falmouth University said “We are...
  • National Insect Week 2020 is Here!

    National Insect Week 2020 launch This year National Insect Week 2020 is encouraging everyone to discover the insects in their gardens, parks and green spaces – to take photos , create art , identify species and celebrate the insects all around us. The National Insect Week website has videos,...
  • Entomology at Home for National Insect Week #EntoAtHome  #NIW2020

    This year for National Insect Week we hope everyone can appreciate the ‘little things that run the world’ from wherever you live by doing some entomology at home. If you can find a live insect, why not take a photo and enter our photography competition , look at our discover insect pages or use...


Did you know?

Most feared insect in the UK

Wasps and hornets, for their stings, a shame as they are useful predators of damaging insects in horticulture.

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