Beautiful Insects

Yellow and Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Yellow and Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Did you know?

There are over a million species of insects on the earth.  Insects play an important role in the ecology of our world.  Innsbrook is filled with all kinds of creepy crawly incredible insects.

Insects pollinate food crops, decompose organic matter, and can even help researchers find cancer cures.  But they can also do harm by spreading diseases and damaging plants, homes, and gardens. Any gardener will tell you what insect is devouring this season’s squash.

Regardless of whether they crawl, hop, chomp, or fly,  observing insects is definitely worth the effort.

 Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Bumblebee on Mexican Sunflower

Great Northern Bumble Bee with a cucumber beetle

Pearl Cressant Butterfly

Pearl Cressant Butterfly

Augochlora Sweat Bee

Augochlora Sweat Bee

Bumble Bee

Bumble Bee

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Clouded Yellow Butterfly on Zinnia

Clouded Yellow Butterfly

Spiceberry Swallowtail

Spiceberry Swallowtail found on the Meadows Trail.

Black and Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

Black and Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

Blue Morpho by Don Sessions

Blue Morpho by Don Sessions