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Insects

Insects, being the most diverse terrestrial animals, outnumber all other animals, and the habitat of Jones Park is no exception. This becomes clear when one goes on a bug safari. Visitors can literally spend hours exploring a 25 yard stretch of any one of Jones Park’s trails or bodies of water, counting, describing, and identifying thousands of the small creatures.

Palamedes swallowtail. Jones Park stock photo

Some of their names might invoke anxiety, while others inspire curiosity.With titles such as Cow killer, Caterpillar hunter, Hickory horn devil, Owl fly, Bee hunter, and Elephant beetle, it’s hard not to pay attention. Most of these creatures encountered are harmless to humans and are an integral part of the environment. They provide others with food, clean up waste, provide cures for illnesses, keep a check on pests, and pollinate flowering plants. 

Come explore the micro cosmos of the insect world at Jones Park!

Butterflies and Moths

Common insects found at Jones Park.

Common Buckeye by Paul Roling

Cloudless Sulphur by Paul Roling

Gulf Fritillary by Paul Roling

Viceroy Butterfly by Paul Roling

Red Admiral by Paul Roling

Hackberry Emperor by Paul Roling

Palamedes Swallowtail by Paul Roling

Pipevine Swallowtail by Paul Roling

Redspotted Purple by Paul Roling

Redbanned Hairstreak by Paul Roling

Texas Crescent by Paul Roling

Polyphemus Moths. Jones Park stock photo

Cecropia Moth. Jones Park stock photo

Tersa Sphinx Moth by Paul Roling

Luna Moth by Paul Roling

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Common insects found at Jones Park.

Damselfly by Paul Roling

Damselfly by Paul Roling

Damselfly by Paul Roling

Damselfly by Paul Roling

Great Blue Skimmer Dragonfly by Paul Roling

Carolina Saddlebags Dragonfly by Paul Roling

Common Whitetail Dragonfly by Paul Roling

Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly by Paul Roling

Golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly by Paul Roling

Roseate Skimmer Dragonfly by Paul Roling

Russet Tipped Clubtail Dragonfly by Paul Roling

Blue Dasher Dragonfly by Paul Roling

Other insects found at Jones Park

Bee Hunt by Paul Roling

Coreid Bug by Paul Roling

Cuckoo Bee by Paul Roling

Horsefly. Jones Park stock photo

Plant Hoppers by Paul Roling

Praying mantis. Jones Park stock photo

Eastern Lubber by Paul Roling

Walking Sticks mating. Jones Park stock photo

Eyed Click Beetle. Jones Park stock photo