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Celebrate Insect Week 2023: A Week Dedicated to the Fascinating World of Insects 

Insect Week, the Royal Entomological Society’s annual celebration of insects, returns from 19th to 25th June 2023. This exciting week aims to encourage people of all ages to learn more about insects and appreciate their importance as the little things that run the world. Insect Week 2023 promises a host of engaging activities and events for everyone to enjoy. 

Organised by the Royal Entomological Society in collaboration with numerous partner organisations, Insect Week highlights the science, natural history, and conservation of insects. It aims to showcase the vital role that insects play in various aspects of our lives, including conservation, food production, medicine, and ecology. 

Red Mason Bee, photo by Will Scarratt, age 14

Insects are incredibly diverse, with over one million species described and named worldwide. In the UK alone, there are more than 24,000 species, and they can be found in almost every habitat. Insects serve as pollinators, predators, pests, parasites, and prey, making their study crucial for understanding and protecting natural world. 

The Insect Week website,, is a valuable resource designed to help individuals learn more about insects and other invertebrates. It provides information on how to participate in events, competitions, and educational activities during Insect Week. Whether you’re interested in attending insect-related events, entering photography and art competitions, exploring learning resources, or discovering fascinating facts about insects, the website has something for everyone. 

“We are thrilled to announce the return of Insect Week, a fantastic opportunity for people to delve into the extraordinary world of insects.

Through engaging events, competitions, and educational resources, we aim to increase awareness and appreciation for these remarkable animals. Insect Week is a celebration of the invaluable contributions insects make to our lives and the urgent need to protect their habitats and diversity.” 

Prof. Jane Hill, President of the Royal Entomological Society.

Important Links: 

Insect Week LinkTree:

Insect Week website:

Insect Week Art & Photography competitions:

Find Insect Week events near you:

Learning resources:

Discover Insects: https:/

Join us in celebrating Insect Week 2023, where we can marvel at the incredible world of insects and recognise their significance in our lives. Together, let’s explore, learn, and appreciate the little things that truly run the world. 

Follow Insect Week on social media: 

About the Royal Entomological Society: 

The Royal Entomological Society (RES) is dedicated to enriching the world with insect science. Through supporting international collaboration, research and the publications the RES aims to show every person how remarkable and valuable insects are and the importance of insect research. It funds, organises, and supports events and activities for anyone that wants to learn more about insects and entomology through its outreach and education programmes. 

Find out more and become a member at

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