What’s bugging you?

Just another insect?
Just another insect?


Perhaps the most overlooked group in the animal world are insects.

For sheer diversity and numbers, nothing else comes close.

Is it any wonder then that to date no one has found the time or

resources to undertake a taxonomy of the different species

of insects that appear in Deep Creek Conservation Park.

From time to time you may see something buzzing past that looks

as though it came straight from an episode or Dr Who.

There are more species of insects than all other animal or plant species.



What a transformation! Monarch butterfly
What a transformation!   A Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) in full glory at the Deep Creek Homestead.