Canada's Insect Fauna
Canada’s insect fauna contains many thousands of species and plays a wide variety of natural roles.
Composition of Canada’s Biota
Insects and their relatives belong to the most varied group of animals. Information compiled by the Biological Survey shows that in Canada alone:
- There are about 55,000 species of insects.
- There are about 11,000 species of mites and spiders.
- About 4,000 species live in arctic regions beyond the limit of trees.
- Only about half the species living in Canada have even been described.