Edible Bugs-Valentine’s Dinner at TDG: Bug Love


Valentine’s Day is near and it’s not just humans sharing their feelings… Texas Discovery Gardens wants to romance you with bug Love. TDG is hosting a Valentine’s evening dinner with a dreamy tour of their 2-story butterfly house set upon 7.5 acres of organic gardens, and with dark chocolate covered crickets and coconut brittle ‘bugitos’ (mealworms) for dessert. Along the way guests will learn strange and interesting facts about how bugs express their love.

TDG ‘Love is in the Air’ Valentine’s Dinner

February 14, 2018 from 6 pm – 8 pm

Stroll through the romantic Butterfly House with a loved one. Enjoy dinner and drinks featuring chocolate covered insects while Entomologist John Watts talks bug love, or insect reproduction along the way. $40/single, $60/couple. $32/single member, $48/member couple

TDG ‘Love is in the Air, for Kids!’

February 14, 2018 from 6 pm – 8 pm

Want to enjoy a special Valentine’s event and include a fun program for the kids? Drop off potty-trained children with the TDG Education Team for a mini-camp & dinner while adults can some rest and romance. Ages 3-12; $20/child; $17/member child

Bug Love Facts:

  • In some species of lightning bugs the females attract other species of males by mimicking their flash in order to consume them, they are referred as the femme fatale fireflies.
  • Male stalk-eyed flies (Diopsidae) of the Old World tropics size each other up by comparing the width of their compound eyes.
  • Male predaceous diving beetles (Dytiscidae) often have special suction cups on their front legs used to hold onto females during mating.
  • Queen termites can lay 2000 eggs per day and can live for up to 20 years!! They develop extra ovaries to help in the production of eggs.
  • The female cockroach lays an egg sack, re-absorbs it, and then give birth to live young.

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