All trails are currently CLOSED (live animal exhibit trail and hiking trails).
Giant Insect exhibit July thorugh September 2022

Giant Insects

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Thank you for visiting Giant Insects!

The Giant Insect exhibit is finished for the 2022 season.


Blue-eyed Darner
Females lay eggs among dense water plants, on floating branches in open water, depositing the eggs both above and below the surface.
Bombardier Beetle
When disturbed, this beetle ejects a hot poisonous chemical spray from the tip of its abdomen.
Devil's Flower Mantis
As one of the largest species of praying mantis, this mantis impersonates a flower by remaining motionless to lure prey.
Large grasshoppers can jump approximately one meter without using their wings.
Stag Beetle
Stag beetles use their large mandibles to fight off opponents but aren't aggressive to humans.
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar
Larvae are brightly colored with two large black dots on the thorax that resemble eyes to deter predators.

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