Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. Scientists estimate that there are 4 to 6 million species in existence and discover approximately 10,000 new ones every year. As invertebrates, insects have an exoskeleton instead of an internal structure. They undergo either complete or incomplete metamorphosis, undergoing radical changes in appearance between egg and adult.
Better known as the Praying mantis, this european invader has spread rapidly across North America. Learn more
One of the rarest species of dragonfly in the United States. Learn more
The karner blue is a tiny butterfly that needs protection. The Conservancy is working to preserve its habitat. Learn more
The Katydid family, known in Europe as bush crickets, includes more than 6,800 distinct species. Learn more
The migratory habits of the monarch mean that habitat must be preserve for it in several countries. Learn more
This unusual insect uses its specially adapted front legs to burrow beneath the sandy soils of the prairie. Learn more
The regal fritillary is found in tall-grass prairies and wet grassy areas in the central United States. Learn more