Flies, fleas, beetles and bees are all insects, and the study of insects is called Entomology.

Insects are probably the most important group of animals on Earth - there may be as many as ten million different types of insect alive today! 

Cartoon of a 'Professor' dodo with a colourful butterfly perched on its beak




Learn more about different insect orders and how to identify insects, arachnids and other arthropods in your garden




Insect activites to do at home or at school




Find out more about insects on the Museum's websites