Wildlife Watching - Insect watching

Tours showing insect species, including butterflies, moths, dragonflies, and beetles.

The abundant world of insects in the Baltics contains at least 13,000 varieties. Guided insect-watching tours, led by enthusiastic entomologists, take you to diverse habitats of butterflies, moths, dragonflies, and beetles. You might get to know the life stories of a European antlion (Myrmeleon formicarius) and a red-banded sand wasp (Ammophila sabulosa L.). During night-time tours, particular species of insects can be observed using a "light trap" - lamplight on a white background. In the evenings, thousands of moths and beetles emerge from their hiding places, and only in the dark do we notice the mysterious bioluminescent fireflies (Lampyridae).