About the Trip Biodiversity of Canada and Alaska History and Culture Video and Photo Alaska and Canada Contact us / Support Page
  • About the Ecosystems along the way
  • Plants and Fungi (Mosses, Ferns, Conifers, Angiosperms and more)
  • Animals (Mammals, Birds, Fish, Invertebrates)


Approximately half of all known species are insects. there are currently about 750,000 species identified in 35 Orders and possibly twice that number not yet discovered. Along the Pacific Coast where we'll be traveling there are sure to be many insects that we'll encounter. We'll document what we see as we come across it. Here are a few we know we'll encounter.


Family Culicidae

Black Flies

Family Simuliidae



Bumble bees

Family Apidae

Sulphur butterflies

Family Pieridae

Swallowtail butterfly

Family Papilionidae