Insects of Kruger National Park
Afrikaans name: Insekte van Krugerwildtuin
Here is a tiny sample of the many thousands of insects that may be found in Kruger National Park
Visitors to Kruger National Park are mainly hoping to see a wide variety of mammals and birds, and they will! These creatures are easier to find and interesting to look at. Not many visitors spend time exploring the smaller creatures to be found in the park, of which there are many.
Leo Braack, in his book Field Guide to Insects of the Kruger National Park says that there are thousands of known species to be found, but there are likely to be thousands more. Unfortunately, insects, apart from some butterflies and dragonflies, are harder to spot when you are out on a game drive but in the rest camps it is a totally different story.
A walk around the gardens will reveal many different species. The camp site gardens are filled with many different indigenous plants which attracts these little critters. Identifying most is a challenge but you will be amazed at the variety of body shapes and colours that you will see.
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