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National Insect Week is HERE

Butterfly House - Plas Pilipala - at National Botanic Garden of Wales

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00

This hot and steamy glasshouse is alive with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies from across the tropical world.

Highlights include

  • Huge blue Amazonian morphos
  • Great eggfly butterflies that swoop past palms and orchids
  • Butterflies with see-through wings
  • Butterflies that mimic the colours of poisonous bugs
  • A butterfly feeding area (the Butterfly Café) where diners include the Postman, the Tree Nymph, Sara Longwing and Doris
  • Special butterfly family activities throughout the school summer holidays

Where is it?

Plas Pilipala is the huge glasshouse inside the Double Walled Garden.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Adult £11, Concession £9, Child £5

Accessibility

https://botanicgarden.wales/visit/accessibilty/

Did you know?

Sexiest

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.