Invertebrates in Mote Park

Orange Tip Butterfly
Orange Tip Butterflies are often spotted near woodlands and glades.

The invertebrate life in the park is vitally important, supporting most of the other wildlife.

Perhaps the most graceful of the insects are the butterflies. At least 24 different species have been recorded in Mote Park, and there are sure to be more waiting to be discovered!

Look out for the Orange-tip butterfly as it flutters through the woodlands rides, glades, and river valley during the Spring.

At the water’s edge, try and spot Mote Park’s 16 species of dragonfly and damselfly. These ancient creatures are incredible fliers, but spend most of their lives under the water. Only when fully developed do they emerge as a beautiful dragonfly. Keep your eyes open for them hunting for other flying insects.