Insects are the largest group of animals on earth by far. They have many legs; and most have wings. Insects were the first animals capable of flight. As they develop from eggs, they undergo metamorphosis.
Insects can be divided into two groups:
- Flying Insects : bee, wasp, fly, dragonfly, moth, butterfly, mosquito, grasshopper…
- Crawling Insects : caterpillar, cockroach, spider, louse, ant, worm…
Insects Vocabulary in English
Insect Names in English
Moths are attracted by light.
Bees make honey.
The life span of a butterfly is short.
There’s a spider in the bathroom.
Ladybird (BrE) – ladybug (NAmE)
Ladybug, also called ladybird, eats aphids – small, soft insects that look like tiny grains of rice.
Do ants have ears?
There is a dragonfly on the ceiling.
Flies and mosquitoes interfered with his meditation.
A mosquito just bit me.
That’s the biggest grasshopper I’ve ever seen.
I picked up the beetle carefully between finger and thumb.
There are many cockroaches in the kitchen.
How many legs does a centipede have?
The bird was looking for worms.
The louse then feeds by sucking the fish’s blood.
Insects Vocabulary in English | Picture 1
Bee – Bees are known for their role in pollination and for producing honey and beeswax.
Wasp – can be quite aggressive and can sting more than once, unlike bees.
Fly – They are known for transmitting diseases.
Moth – A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. Moths are nocturnal.
Butterfly – a butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect whose life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
Mosquito – The females of many species of mosquitoes are capable of drinking blood from many mammals. They are vectors for a number of infectious diseases.
Grasshopper – Grasshopper are winged, but their wings are not fit for flight.
Cricket – Crickets are are insects somewhat related to grasshoppers. They tend to be nocturnal.
Caterpillar – Caterpillars have been called “eating machines”, and eat leaves voraciously.
Cockroach – Cockroaches are associated with human habitations.
Spider – Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica. a few species of spiders are venomous and are dangerous to humans.