There are so many amazing insects in Taiwan that you could discover a new one every day. And after years, still find one that surprises you.
Out in the country side or mountains are the best place to find them. But you can also discover them in the city parks and household streets too. Like the giant grasshopper, wasp moth,weevil and water skimmer below.
Around dusk you are often drowned out by the piercing cicadas as they siren through the trees.
There are lots of different dragonflies too. My favourite is the red winged one but the big blue and red/black river ones are pretty special too.
Beetles are everywhere. All shapes, colours and sizes.
And lots of interesting caterpillars as well.
And here is an incredibly long earthworm we discovered on a rainy mountain road past Sandimen just recently. (I know. Earthworms aren’t insects!)
If you are interested in Taiwan insects here are some links you might enjoy.
- A range of interesting reference book at the useful Books from Taiwan
- An incredible photo collection of the huge variety of Insects in Taiwan
- The Daily Bubble Tea’s growing butterfly collection
- My small collection of insect in the photo gallery. It contains lots of butterflies that I skipped for this post.
If you click on any picture you should see a slide show of all the pictures in full resolution.