Are There Many Insects in Ecuador?

Ecuador’s tropical climate creates a hospitable habitat for thousands of species of insects. The largest populations of insects are in the Amazon jungle and the subtropical coast. Butterflies are some of the most notable examples, with over 4,000 known species. They come in a huge variety of sizes and colors.

Remember to bring insect repellent on your travels, especially if you plan to hike in any of Ecuador's tropical or subtropical regions.