insects

Red-tailed bumblebee
Flower-rich habitats are crucial for the survival of bumblebee families. 
Researchers measuring vibrational pulses in honeybees
Every few seconds a honeybee hive will let out a little ‘whoop’.
Adriatic Marbled Bush-cricket
More than a quarter of Europe’s insects of the Orthoptera order are at risk of extinction. 
Mullein moth caterpillar
Zoologist and author Jules Howard answers your wild question.
Results from the UK citizen science study, Big Butterfly Count 2017, have painted a concerning and somewhat puzzling picture of the state of Britain’s butterflies. 
The rare willow emerald damselfly has been seen for the first time as far west as Buckinghamshire in the UK. 
Discover fascinating facts about this often overlooked insect.
Hummingbird hawkmoth by Chris Shields
Get out this summer to hone your pollinator spotting skills with this BBC Wildlife poster. 
Small pearl-bordered fritillary by Ross Hoddinott
Pro photographer Ross Hoddinott explains how he got his best butterfly shot – and shares his top photography tips.
Green shieldbug perched on a flower
Leon Baas has a unique way of using macro-photography to reveal the wonderful world of insects in their natural habitat – from a ladybird about to lift off to a green-veined white butterfly hidden in the undergrowth.  
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