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Insect Week 2022

20 June @ 09:00 26 June @ 17:00

The Royal Entomological Society frequently hosts and advertises UK and international events year-round for people of all stages of interest and career.

Becoming a member entitles you to discounts (and sometimes free) access to majority of events.

Our annual celebration of the ‘little things that run the world’ returns.

Find out more at www.insectweek.co.uk

Insect Week Events

Some events taking place during Insect Week – Click on each to find out more, or visit the Insect Week Events page to search for an event near you!

Event Date & Time Location
Discover the World of Insects Biologist meetMonday 20th June, 13:00-18:00 Life Sciences Building, University of Bristol
Ground Beetle ID with Microscopes: Tribes, with the FSCMonday 20th June, 10:00-16:00Field Studies Council Bushy Park, Hampton
Perceptions of insects: Philias and Phobias Panel DiscussionTuesday 21st June, 13:00-14:00Online event
Field Identification of Solitary Wasps with the FSC Tuesday 21st June – 10:00-16:00Field Studies Council Bishops Wood, Stourport-on-Severn
The Big Bang Fair 2022 Wednesday 22nd-Friday 24th June, 09:30-15:30The NEC in Birmingham
Field Identification of Hoverflies with the FSCWednesday 22nd June, 10:00-16:00Field Studies Council Bushy Park, Hampton
Invertebrate recording day at Rindle MossWednesday 22nd June, 10:00-16:00Rindle Moss, Irlam, Greater Manchester
Bushy Park Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day with the FSCThursday 23rd June, 10:00-16:00Field Studies Council Bushy Park, Hampton
Field Identification of Conspicuous Ladybirds: Adults and Larvae, with the FSCFriday 24th June, 10:00-16:00Field Studies Council Bushy Park, Hampton
Stonefly Larvae Identification with Microscopes with the FSCFriday 24th June, 10:00-16:00Field Studies Council Bishops Wood, Stourport-on-Severn
Mayfly Larvae Identification with Microscopes with the FSCSaturday 25th June, 10:00-16:00Field Studies Council Bishops Wood, Stourport-on-Severn
Insect Odyssey exhibition at Salisbury MuseumSaturday 25th June, 10:00-17:00The Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, Salisbury
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens Annual Wildlife DaySunday 26th June, 13:00-17:00Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, York
Riverfly Volunteer Identifcation Day with the FSCSunday 26th June, 10:00-16:00Field Studies Council Bishops Wood, Stourport-on-Severn

Insect Week Photography Competition

The Insect Week  Photography Competition is back again this year! Submit your best insect-themed photos for prizes and features. Be sure to read the Terms & Conditions before entering.

Insect Week Art Competition

Photography not your thing? This year, we are also running an Art Competiton – Visit the Art Competition page to enter now.

Take a look at some wonderful photos from our Photography Competition 2021

Carder Bee

Amazing Photo of a Carder Bee from our Insect Week 2021 Under 18 Photography Competition! 📸 Adam Lawson IG @adamjl2, 16, United Kingdom

Common Blue

A lovely photo of a Common Blue Butterfly from our InsectWeek 2021 Under 18 Photography Competition! 📸 Adam Lawson, 16, United Kingdom

‘Mud Puddle’

A beautiful Photo of a ‘mud puddle’ of Butterflies (Graphium doson) from our InsectWeek 2021 Under 18 Photography Competition! 📸 Devika M B, 17, India

Bumble Bee

A wonderful photo of a Bumble Bee from our InsectWeek 2021 Under 18 Photography Competition! 📸 Jack Gardiner, 17, United Kingdom

Bee Wolf

A fantastic photo of a Bee Wolf from our InsectWeek 2021 Under 18 Photography Competition! 📸 Jack Gardiner, 17, United Kingdom

Bush Cricket

A great photo of a Green Bush-Cricket from our InsectWeek 2021 Under 18 Photography Competition! 📸 Bendegúz Bedő, 15, Hungary

Social Media Campaigns 🦋🐞🐝🐛

Follow @InsectWeek on social media platforms for more updates, great photography, interesting news and fun things to do, including our campaigns throughout the week – Let us know:

#WhatIsYourFavouriteInsect?

#HowDoYouFeelAboutInsects?

Just tag us with @InsectWeek and the above hashtags in posts with images, text, reels or your preferred medium and we will endeavour to share and feature as many as possible through our stories or reposts during #InsectWeek22 – Let’s do our best this week to share our love, respect and knowledge of insects!

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Note – We do not provide recordings of events or presentations as standard, unless otherwise stated.