Insect Week returns in 2022
We have prepared a fun packed activity page inspired by our collections.
Hear about the Aberdeen Bestiary Ants.
Download a Bug Hunt.
Find out about 17th Century Entomologist Maria Sibylla Merian.
And much much more...
There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.