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National Insect Week returns in 2020

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

Wednesday, June 20, 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?

Most poisonous

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.