Skip to main content

93 days to go to National Insect Week

National Insect Week at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:00 to 16:00

We will showcase a small range of invertebrates such as Madagascan hissing cockroach, cave crickets, mantids, giant millipedes in the new Butterfly House exhibit. The small exhibit will be located around the puparium area.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all ages

Cost details

Standard admission to the Zoo applies

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.