Conquer your fears of creepy crawlies in our bugs’ exhibit and discover the marvellous miniature world right under our noses.
Many are masters of disguise, so you will need to have your wits about you to spot them. Take your time, soon small movements and shapes will begin to reveal the bigger picture of their tiny world.
See nine different species of invertebrate, some of which can’t be seen anywhere else in the UK. From the Green bottle blue tarantula to the leafy Katydid, the colourful Flower beetle to the stripy Tiger centipede, there’s sure to be something to ‘weta’ your appetite.
Use the touchscreens to find out more about these critters and their habitats.
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Question Mark cockroach
This beautiful species of cockroach is so named for the question mark pattern on its wings. At only 2-3cm in length it feeds on leaf litter and fallen fruits.Once mature they reproduce fast, but nymphs can take up to 3 months to hatch.
Giant flower beetle
Coming in a multitude of rainbow colourations these beetles are the jewels of the rainforest. The second largest flower beetle in the world, coming second only to the Goliath beetle, they can reach 8cm in length. They feed on fallen fruits and decaying leaves.
Giant Florida Katydid
A type of bush cricket, this leaf mimic blends perfectly into its surroundings. Their long legs make them excellent jumpers, allowing them to escape threat in an instant.
Indian Tiger Centipede
This highly venomous giant can reach up to 16 centimetres in length and Its bright colours serve as a warning to potential predators of its toxicity. A highly skilled predator, it feeds on large insects and small vertebrates.