National Insect Week returns in 2020
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00
Exotic Plants and Butterflies in the stunning Rheidol Valley
What you'll see ...
Hundreds of colourful butterflies
Giant caterpillars and bizarre insects
Collections of rare and endangered plants
Woodlands, walks and waterfalls nearby in the stunning Rheidol Valley
There is a car park on site with designated disability spaces. The venue is wheelchair-friendly with ramps and slopes where necessary. There are toilets with disability facilities located at the Rheidol Visitor Centre and Power Station.
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.