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National Insect Week returns in 2020

The Importance of Invertebrates at Isle of Wight Zoo

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 16:00 to 16:30

Each day at 4pm we will be inspiring awe and wonder for invertebrates during our 'Reptiles and Invertebrates' talk.

There will be an opportunity to see some very big insects, to learn about the ecological importance of invertebrates and to find out what we, as individuals, can do to help them.

We will also be including information about invertebrate conservation in schools visit during National Insect Week.

Please note: Normal zoo entrance fees apply There is no additional charge for the talk.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Normal zoo entrance fees apply


Full access to all areas

Did you know?


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.