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We’ve all got bug-bears about the insect world, they can be pretty annoying, buzzing, biting and being creepy — but without our invertebrate neighbours we’d be in serious trouble.

They clean up the planet for us, pollinate the plants we depend on and provide the bases of the food chain supporting all life including ourselves. With millions of years of fine-tuning, they are miniature marvels that the world just can’t live without …

Insects are not creepy crawlies, they are veterans of life on Earth. They keep our environment in check and put food on our tables. Perhaps we should see them as tiny, fascinating guardians or possibly even friends. They seem set to rule the world long after we’ve gone. The ultimate success story. They add beauty to the world and inspire our lives. Where would we be without them! Insects are worth celebrating.