National Insect Week is HERE
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
The launch of the book 'The Butterfly Collection' by Richard Harrington will take place at the Natural History Museum in the Neil Chalmers Seminar Room.
The launch will include a recital of some of the poems, and guests will be invited to select the species!
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.