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Insects in Cornwall

Insects are fundamental to the biodiversity of the county, serving as food, pollinators and pest controllers.

The rich variety of plant life attracts a similar variety of insects, and these form the basis of the intricate web of flora and fauna found in Cornwall.

A walk through a wildflower meadow might yield sightings of a number of different butterflies and moths; the region's many gardens are homes for ladybirds, and you may spot dragonflies and damselflies hovering over the still waters of ponds and lakes. Go for a walk on a summer's evening and in the stillness you can hear grasshoppers chirruping to one another.

Small Copper

Insect Type: Butterfly.

Speckled Wood

Insect Type: Butterfly.

Comma

Insect Type: Butterfly.

Gatekeeper

Insect Type: Butterfly.

Small Emperor

Insect Type: Moth.

Orange Swift

Insect Type: Moth.

Northern Spinach

Insect Type: Moth.

Bumblebee

Insect Type: Bee.

Dragonfly

Insect Type: Odonata.

Damselfly

Insect Type: Odonata.

Grasshopper

Insect Type: Orthoptera.

Ladybird

Insect Type: Beetle.