National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Head to Headley Heath to see some of southern England's most beautiful butterflies.
We've recorded 28 species per day- how many can you spot?
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.