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Insect Week returns in 2022

Insect Activities with University of Aberdeen Museums

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...

Did you know?

Most poisonous

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.