INSECTS: Useful List of Insects with the Picture and Examples

Insects! In this lesson, you will learn a list of common names of insects in English with the picture and example sentences. Learn those new words will helps you identify different names of insects as well as expand your vocabulary.

Insects

Insects are the most diverse group of animals; they include more than a million described species and represent more than half of all known living organisms.

List of Insects

  • Bee
  • Beetle
  • Ant
  • Butterfly
  • Mosquito
  • Fly
  • Ladybugs(NAmE) /ladybirds(BrE)
  • Flea
  • Dragonfly
  • Mantis
  • Termite
  • Moth
  • Grasshopper
  • Cockroach
  • Cicada
  • Horse-fly
  • Aphid
  • Whitefly
  • Wasp
  • Tick
  • Caterpillar

Names of Insects with Examples

List of insects names in the sentences

  • Bee

Honey is sweet, but the bee stings.

  • Beetle

He saw a shiny green beetle on a leaf.

  • Ant

The ant is a social insect.

  • Butterfly

butterfly is produced by metamorphosis from a caterpillar.

  • Mosquito

mosquito had bitten her and her arm had swollen up.

  • Fly

Was the fly alive or dead?

  • Ladybugs (NAmE) / ladybirds (BrE)

Most ladybugs feed on plant-eating insects, such as aphids, though some species feed on the plants themselves.

  • Flea

I must have been bitten by a flea, my arms are itchy.

  • Dragonfly

dragonfly sows its eggs while skimming the surface of the water.

  • Mantis

Fascinated by this display, Wong Long captured the mantis and took it home with him.

  • Termite

The cable has the characteristic withstanding water, oil, sunshine, mice and termite.

  • Moth

The moth has been a great threat to the farm.

  • Grasshopper

grasshopper can leap over obstacles 500 times its own height.

  • Cockroach

Jim looked with distaste at the cockroach in his soup.

  • Cicada

cicada sloughs off its old skin every spring.

  • Horse-fly

Horse-flies or horseflies are true flies in the family Tabanidae in the insect order Diptera.

  • Aphid

Like an aphid, then, the caterpillar employs ants as bodyguards, but it goes one better.

  • Whitefly

Onions are one of the few crops that whitefly does not damage.

  • Wasp

wasp had flown in through the window.

  • Caterpillar 

Insects | Infographic

INSECTS: Useful List of Insects with the Picture and Examples 1

INSECTS: Useful List of Insects with the Picture and Examples 2

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