© Pawel Bieniewski
Ant Formica sp. Wasp Vespula sp.
Insect Week returns in 2022
The Royal Society for the the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe, working locally and globally with partners for birds and nature as a whole.
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
'Thanatosis' is the scientific term for pretending to be dead, which is how many insects hide from predators.
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