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News headline thumbnail for RES Garden will live on after RHS Chelsea Flower Show at IQL Stratford as an insect science teaching and learning garden
14 March 2023

RES Garden will live on after RHS Chelsea Flower Show at IQL Stratford as an insect science teaching and learning garden

The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey and supported by Project Giving Back, will be unveiled at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 (23 – 27 May) before being relocated as a publicly accessible teaching garden and long-term opportunity for urban insect study at IQL Stratford in East London.…


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16 February 2023

Student Award 2022 results

Student Award 2022 results The Royal Entomological Society is excited to announce the winning, second and third place essay entries of the 2022 RES Student Award. To enter the annual entomology writing competition, students write an 800 word essay in English, on an insect-related topic of interest to the general public. Winner…


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9 February 2023

New damselfly sharing habitat with UK natives

Research published in Insect Conservation and Diversity shows that a damselfly species that came to the UK from Europe poses a minimal risk to native damselflies and dragonflies, new research shows. As tens of thousands of species shift their “range” (the areas they live in) due to climate change, the…


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31 January 2023

Irish faba beans (Fabales: Fabaceae) depend on wild bumblebee pollination for marketable yields

Irish faba beans (Fabales: Fabaceae) depend on wild bumblebee pollination for marketable yields New research published today (31 January 2023) in the Royal Entomological Society (RES) journal Agricultural and Forest Entomology conducted by Dr Katherine Burns and Dr Dara Anne Stanley from the School of Agriculture & Food Science at…


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5 December 2022

Local painting group visits RES Library

Local painting group visits RES Library Members of Harpenden Botanical Painting Group visited RES Library for a tour of the Library, and to view some of the 1,500 strong collection of rare entomology books that it holds. They viewed a selection of 18th Century books featuring hand coloured copper plate…


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30 November 2022

Impact of Pathogens’ Environment on Fireflies

Impact of Pathogens’ Environment on Fireflies A Bucknell University press release. Research published in Ecological Entomology. One in three firefly species in North America may be at risk of extinction, according to a study by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. One explanation may be the way fireflies react to…


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4 November 2022

RES Journals Virtual Issue – COP 27

COP 27 starts today. It’s vital to consider insect science in setting climate policies. This Virtual Issue from RES journal Editors Tilly Collins, Allan Watt, Raphael Didham and Emma Weeks collates key research from across entomological disciplines to inform potential solutions to key problems facing policy makers. All the articles…


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20 October 2022

RES to highlight crucial role of insects with first ever RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

The Royal Entomological Society to highlight crucial role of insects in our changing world with first ever RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden The Royal Entomological Society Garden, designed by Tom Massey and supported by Project Giving Back, will be unveiled at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 (23 – 27 May)…


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13 October 2022

Bees active in woodland tree-tops, research shows

Bees active in woodland tree-tops, research shows A University of East Anglia press release. Research published in Insect Conservation and Diversity. The study was conducted in Norfolk, across a farmed landscape with many mature deciduous woodlands managed for timber. Blue vane traps were used to attract and catch wild bees…


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14 September 2022

Ento22 is here!

Our annual conference returns in-person at University of Lincoln for the first time since 2019 This week is one of mixed emotions for members, fellows and staff of the Royal Entomological Society. It is a sorrowful week mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Patron of the Royal…


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8 September 2022

The Royal Entomological Society pays tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

The Royal Entomological Society pays tribute to Her Majesty The Queen The staff, trustees, members, and fellows of the Royal Entomological Society are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our patron for over 70 years since her ascension to the throne in 1952. We offer…


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25 August 2022

Large blue and other rare insects thriving on grasslands restored as part of RES project

Read the full Press Release here: Rare insects and plants thriving under the wing of the globally endangered Large blue butterfly on restored grasslands The once-extinct Large blue butterfly, reintroduced to the UK in 1983, flew in its greatest numbers since records began on the largest number of sites in…