Insect Week

20th June, 2022 - 26th June, 2022

UK | Free

Insects are by far the most diverse and ecologically important group of animals in land habitats, there are over 24,000 known species of insect in the United Kingdom, with hundreds of species to be found in almost every garden and green space. With so many species to consider and study it is important to group the most similar species together in a way that makes sense. Insects are therefore grouped into Orders and you can find information about the major Orders of insects in this guide.

In spite of what you might think, fewer than one in two hundred are considered to be potential pests. Insect week can help identify some of the insects that you are likely to see, share some of the amazing facts that entomologists have uncovered about them, and suggest ways that you can help maintain insect biodiversity in your garden.

Organised by Royal Entomological Society

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