“Insects” Vocabulary in English

Insects are the most diverse group of animals on the planet ...


Insects are by far the largest group of hexapod invertebrates within the arthropod phylum. They are the most diverse group of animals on the planet, including more than a million described species and representing more than half of all known living organisms.

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…

  • 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.
  • ...

Various Kinds of Butterflies

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