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Brazilian Wandering Spider in Bananas – Fact or Fiction

The internet today has been thrumming with a news story about a lady from Bristol, some bananas from Tesco, and a deadly spider from Costa Rica.  But what is the truth and science behind attention grabbing headlines such as -
Deadly spider whose bite causes FOUR HOUR erection then KILLS found in Tesco bananas

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Win a Bug Hunt with Steve Backshall

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Get your creative juices flowing this summer holiday and you could be the lucky winner of a torch light moth trapping night with Steve Backshall.

Simply paint, draw or make a collage picture of your favourite bug and tell us why it’s your favourite, to win this exciting experience and other signed Deadly 60 merchandise.

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Bug Talk Bugs Me

At Buglife we frequently wince at the distain, discrimination and disregard that we humans talk about the vast, wonderful and down-right essential spectrum of invertebrate life.

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An island of contrasting sides

One option to get to St Helena is to fly to Ascension Island and then pick up the RMS St Helena to get to Jamestown in St Helena. Landing at Wideawake Airfield on Ascension Island at 6am, I am far from alert after an overnight flight, but still excited to see what lay ahead.

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Open Day Bug Fun

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Local charity Buglife invites you to join them for their open day on Saturday 31 May at their offices in Ferry Meadows Country Park.  A fun family day out is promised for all with bug walks, kids activities, storytelling from Sonia Copeland-Bloom (mother of Orlando), a series of talks and the chance to handle large invertebrates.

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