National Insect Week returns in 2020
West Midland Safari and Leisure Park is a safari park located in Bewdley in Worcestershire, England. It was opened in spring 1973. The park holds over 165 species of exotic animals. The 4-mile (6.4 km) safari contains about 600+ animals from around 40 different species from Europe, Africa, North America and Asia. Along with the 4 mile-safari is a large amusement park and a 'Discovery Trail' including reptile and insect houses.
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.