National Insect Week is HERE
The People’s Trust for Endangered Species seeks to ensure a future for many endangered species in the UK and throughout the world. The trust focuses on specific problems and works to preserve endangered species in their natural habitats, basing its practical conservation efforts on sound scientific evidence. Since 1998 the Trust has been coordinating a public survey of the stag beetle in the UK.
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.