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6 days to go to Insect Week


  • Insects: the unlikely food and feed of the future?

    From giant water bugs in Thailand through to Chapulines in Mexico there is already a wealth of insects that are eaten around the world. The most recent tally puts the number of species of insects that are eaten around the world at a staggering 2037 and the last few years has seen a pulse of...
  • Bug of the Day -Wednesday

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  • Creepy Victorians

    How nineteenth century Britain became obsessed with insects The Victorians were fascinated with insects. This is as obvious as it can be elusive, as insects themselves often are. The Victorians embraced insects for their beauty, their mystery, and their changeability – all aspects of utmost concern...
  • Podcast - Author M.G. Leonard

    Author M. G. Leonard tells us about her inspiration for making insects the heroes in her hit children's book 'Beetle Boy'. Listen to more podcasts by Chris Jeffs M.G. Leonard will be appearing at the launch of the Bug Farm
  • Bug of the Day -Tuesday

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  • Bug of the Day - Monday

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    National Insect Week will be launched at BUGS Exhibit, ZSL London Zoo on Monday 20th June Invited supporters will be invited to discover the little things that run the world at the offical launch of National Insect Week. They can go bug-eyed and explore the world under the magnifying glass at the...
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  • INSTAR Magazine

    A digital magazine for young entomologists. Find out more about insects and those people who study them.... Issue 2 Issue 1 For more information about INSTAR email [email protected]
  • Educational videos

    What is an insect? Why are they important? Who studies them? These videos will help you to learn some of the answers to these important questions..... What is an insect? Why are insects important? What is an entomologist?


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Most tenacious

Most tenacious: Brook Dun mayfly larvae can cling on smooth stones in fast flowing freshwater.

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