National Insect Week returns in 2020
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00
Invertebrates are a fascinating and diverse group of animals and you can get close to some of the world's most unique species of invertebrate at Chester Zoo.
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.