Insects are the most abundant animals that live at Presqu'ile over 1000 different species have been recorded here and we are adding new species to that list every year. 

Question Mark Butterfly

Butterflies are one group of insects that have been well studied at Presqu'ile. Over 70 different species have been recorded at Presqu'ile. Presqu'ile is also a hotspot for Monarch Butterfly migration each fall.

Read more about the Butterflies of Presqu'ile here

Checklist of the Butterflies of Presqu'ile




Halloween Pennant

Another group of insects that have been well studied at Presqu'ile are the Dragonflies and Damselflies. The large marsh and many woodland pools at Presqu'ile make for perfect breeding grounds for a wide variety of dragonflies and damselflies.

Checklist of Dragonflies and Damselflies at Presqu'ile





You can help contribute to our knowledge of the various insects that call Presqu'ile home by adding your sightings to iNaturalist, a community science initiative that allows anyone to submit sightings of plants and animals. Learn more about iNaturalist and how to get started here.

Insect species that have been reported around Presqu'ile Provincial Park using