National Insect Week returns in 2020
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00
This hot and steamy glasshouse is alive with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies from across the tropical world.
Plas Pilipala is the huge glasshouse inside the Double Walled Garden.
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.