Wakonda State Park
Several lakes and the sand prairie habitat at Wakonda State Park north of Hannibal, Missouri, provide habitat for an interesting summer visit to search for insects.
Sand Prairie Trail and Agate Trail intersection
Sand Prairie Trail
Insects at Wakonda
The absolute highlight of our early July visits has been watching the Sand Wasps (Bembicini) digging burrows.
This attractive Robber Fly (Proctacanthus hinei) was rapidly moving from one spot to another along the Sand Prairie Trail.
This Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta) was puddling in the sand at water's edge at Quartz Lake.
updated 8 December 2011