National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00
Explore the Butterfly House in the Animal Adventures section at Longleat.
There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.