Insect Facts | Galapagos Islands Wildlife Guide
Some of the most attractive and easy to see insects are the butterflies. There are ten species or subspecies, three of which are thought to be endemic. Other than butterflies, there are not many colorful insect species in the Galapagos. There are, however, many species of moths, ants, grasshoppers, crickets, beetles, cockroaches, dragonflies, flies and spiders. There is also only one species of bee, one preying mantis and two types of scorpions in the Galapagos. The scorpions are rarely encountered, and though their sting can be painful, they are not normally dangerous.
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