68 days to go to Insect Week
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is a UK charity conducting scientific research to enhance the British countryside for public benefit. For over 75 years, it has researched and developed game and wildlife management techniques. It provides training and advice to farmer, gamekeepers and land managers on improving the biodiversity of the countryside.
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.