National Insect Week returns in 2018
Butterfly Conservation’s mission is to save butterflies and moths, and thus our environment. It has raised awareness of the extent of declines of many species of butterflies and moths, and has created widespread acceptance of the need for action to combat these declines. It has a network of several thousand volunteers co-ordinated by its local branches.
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.