Whether you love them or hate them, we have to put up with them sometimes! Insects (depending on your perspective) can be exquisitely beautiful or infinitely icky, and Arkansas has its share of interesting insects. Throughout the years Arkansas has seen a host of insects considered as either pests or protected species, and you’ll be the judge on which categories these creatures fit!

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The Natural State is home to a diverse collection of insects, and scientists from around the world often light upon certain sections of Arkansas annually just to study the same interesting bugs and creepy crawlies that would have some running away in fear! As always, take caution when examining the many insects of Arkansas, as some of them can inflict a lot of pain (or worse) if threatened.

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