The Isles of Scilly has plenty of wonderful insects, from the endangered Red-barbed ant to the Scilly bee. There are many bright, colourful and weird insects to see.
There are a variety of bees to be found in Scilly, some are rare and have specific requirements. All bees need a flower rich landscape to forage for food.
The Isles of Scilly is home to the rarest ant in Britain, locally known as the St Martin's ant.
The wonderful flightless Oil beetle - when out for a walk be careful where you tread.