Insects, Spiders, Centipedes, Millipedes

Spider
Photo by Alanna Smith

Very few visitors to the Virgin Islands appreciate their unique opportunity to observe and experience a wide variety of insects, spiders, scorpions, and other creepy crawlies that inspire more "Eww" than awe.

These animals pollinate plants; are an important food source for birds, bats, and reptiles; break down fallen wood, which helps prevent wildfire; help control other insect pests; and provide endless opportunity for the enthusiastic observer. Of course, they also bite, sting, wiggle, slither, spread disease, and consume your lunch; so fondness for insects varies.

If you can take time to look away from breathtaking landscape and magnificent ocean panorama, then you might enjoy studying some of our six-, eight-, and ten-legged friends.

Last updated: August 11, 2017

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1300 Cruz Bay Creek
St. John, VI 00830

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(340) 776-6201 x238
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