Insect Week returns in 2022
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a 568-acre Garden, with the Great Glasshouse as its centrepiece, which opened in May 2000. The Garden is dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity and its sustainable utilization, to lifelong learning and to the enjoyment of the visitor.
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.