Whether you love them or hate them, we have to put up with them sometimes! Insects (depending on your perspective) can be exquisitely beautiful or infinitely icky, and Arkansas has its share of interesting insects. Throughout the years Arkansas has seen a host of insects considered as either pests or protected species, and you’ll be the judge on which categories these creatures fit! The next few weeks of summer are sure to be a scorcher and here are 8 bugs to keep an eye on.

3. Skippers

Skippers are the jet fighters of butterflies. Mostly small (with significant exceptions) and usually very fast fliers (with very few exceptions) they make up a significant portion of the butterfly fauna in Arkansas and just about any other state in the warm south.