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Insect events nationwide

Celebrate insects across the country during National Insect Week 2018!

The UK will be buzzing and crawling with hundreds of events during National Insect Week 2018. From 18th to 24th June there will be opportunities to join minibeast safaris, field trips and moth nights from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, from County Fermanagh to Suffolk. Each event will celebrate insects and the entomologists who study them, bringing people closer to the little things that run the world.

The Royal Entomological Society’s Insect Week 2022

Perceptions of insects – Philias and Phobias

Article by Dr Franziska Kohlt, University of York

Insects seem to be uniquely polarising. But why is it we react so strongly to insects? And why is it that we seem to put up with some of them, on second thought, but not others?

It’s Insect Week 2022

Insect Week returns to celebrate the little things that run the world.

The UK will be buzzing with activity during Insect Week 2022. From 20th to 26th June there will be opportunities around the country and online to discover the fascinating world of insects and explore how people feel about them.

Every year, the Royal Entomological Society organises the week, supported by over 60 organisations with interests in the science, natural history and conservation of insects.

Great Bug Hunt 2022 competition is open

The 2022 Great Bug Hunt is here! It's been a long winter, but the little creatures will shortly be making their way out of hibernation into the warm spring sunshine – and then what will you find?

Encourage your primary school pupils to get outside to learn more about living things and their habitats and to use the outdoor classroom – with our fabulous competition. Simply identify a local habitat, get your pupils to explore and discover the minibeasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!

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]

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. 

Insect Week 2021 is here

#InsectWeek21 is here!

We're so excited to celebrate the #littlethingsthatruntheworld with you all.

Have a look on our website for eventscompetitionslearningresources and lots of interesting facts about insects & entomology.



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.

Submit your event!

Will you be hosting an event for #InsectWeek21?

Help us celebrate the #littlethingsthatruntheworld

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 allow.

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