This Guy Likes Creepy Things


11717156_10206872658675977_143309017_nIt was an exciting day in the Station Mall Thursday, as the first of the 3 day visit by Butterfly Man John G. Powers kicked off.

John has been operating the Orkin Bug Show for 7 years, but before that he’d been travelling independently for 35 years. His last visit in the Sault was 20 years ago.

A wide variety of butterflies, beetles, centipedes, moths, scorpions, and other species of insects on display shocked those viewing them. John said his favourite bug is the Goliath Beetle, because of the interesting patterns on the outside of the body, and that his favourite butterfly is the Paradise Birdwing “because the base of the wing has a moustache shape, like Salvador Dali, where most butterflies have a round base to their wings.”


John says people have a lot to learn, and have learned a lot from insects. An example of this being Nanotechnology. The security strips in the new Canadian bills were designed using nanotechnology gathered from examining and researching butterfly wings.

John’s show is in the Station Mall (near Sear’s and HMV) Friday from 9:30am to 9:00p.m., and Saturday from 9:30a.m. to 5p.m.


Check out more creepy crawlers in the gallery!