There are over 250 species of insects known from Illinois Beach including at least 13 species of dragonfly, 41 species of grasshoppers and crickets, 27 species of caddisfly, 9 species of ants, and 18 species of bees. There may be up to 100 species of butterfly found at Illinois Beach.

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  • Yellow-legged Meadowhawk

  • Widow Skimmer

  • White-faced Meadowhawk male

  • Whirligig Beetles

  • Walking Stick

  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer

  • Silver bordered Frittilary

  • Robberfly

  • Mourning Cloak

  • Monarch

  • Little Wood Satyr

  • Dot-tailed Whiteface

  • Differential Grasshopper

  • Darners

  • Chinese Praying Mantis

  • Black Saddlebag

  • Dot-tailed Whiteface

  • Wooly Bear

  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer

  • Twelve-spotted Skimmer

  • Pearl Crescent

  • Myrmeleon

  • Mud Dauber

  • Monarch

  • Monarch

  • Dagger Moth Caterpillar

  • Dot-tailed Whiteface

  • Dot-tailed Whiteface