Insects have many uses. For some, such as indigenous tribes in Africa, Asia and Australasia, they are a tasty, high-protein snack. Police and detectives in Britain use insects for a very different reason. In murder enquiries, they can be used to work out the time of death. Follow the tell-tale maggots below!
Martin Hall presents a gruesome overview of the ways in which insects can provide vital clues in murder cases.
The record for the world's longest insect has been broken by a 56.7 cm long stick-insect from Borneo which has joined the Natural History Museum's collections. Watch the video.
An insect not seen in the UK before was discovered in the Wildlife Garden in 2008 and it baffled insect experts. Watch the video.