National Insect Week returns in 2020
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00
Find out about insects living in dead wood, trees, meadows, and ponds at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Caerlaverock Wetland Centre.
See if you can spot some of the insects described in our daily trail!
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.