National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00
Explore the Butterfly House in the Animal Adventures section at Longleat.
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.