Biscayne National Park Insects

The most abundant animals in Biscayne National Park are the insects, the most dreaded being the mosquito. There are also many dragonflies, butterflies, including the endangered Schaus' swallowtail, tree hoppers, golden orb spiders, and thousands of others that make the islands their home. The horseshoe crab is included here because it is not a true crab. Rather, it is more closely related to spiders. The following list includes insects which have been documented in the park. Here they have been sorted alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to Bahama Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio andraemon bonhotei

Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae

Orange Julia, Dryas iulia

Schaus' Swallowtail Butterfly, Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus

Zebra Longwing, Helicorius charitonius

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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.