List of Insects: 25 Useful Insect Names with Pictures and Examples

List of Insects in English! This lesson will provide 25 popular names of insects with example sentences and ESL printable infographic.

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List of Insects

Names of Insects in English

  • Ant
  • Bee
  • Beetle
  • Butterfly
  • Bug
  • Caterpillar
  • Centipede
  • Cockroach
  • Cricket
  • Dragonfly
  • Flea
  • Fly
  • Grasshopper
  • Grub
  • Ladybug
  • Maggot
  • Mosquito
  • Snail
  • Locust
  • Termite
  • Tick
  • Wasp
  • Praying Mantids
  • Greenfly
  • Snakefly

Insect Names with Example Sentences

Ant

  • The ant is a social insect.

Bee

  • The bee is going from flower to flower.

Beetle

  • He saw a shiny green beetle on a leaf.

Butterfly

  • He likes collecting butterfly specimens.

Bug

  • The bird caught a bug on the fly.

Caterpillar

  • A butterfly is produced by metamorphosis from a caterpillar.

Centipede

  • How many legs does a centipede have?

Cockroach

  • Look at the cockroach.

Dragonfly

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

Flea

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

Fly

  • There is a fly on her loose coil of hair.

Grasshopper

  • grasshopper can leap over obstacles 500 times its own height.

Grub

  • grub looks like a short fat worm.

Ladybug

  • A female ladybug will lay more than 1000 eggs in her lifetime.

Maggot

  • I feel like a maggot in a carcass.

Mosquito

  • She made a swipe at the mosquito.

Snail

  • The snail left a trail of slime along the floor.

Locust

  • The yellow locust is another matter entirely.

Termite

  • For a termite, home is a fallen log.

Wasp

  •  A wasp flew in the open window.

Praying Mantids

  • Most Praying mantids are of the family Mantidae.

Greenfly

  • Greenfly can literally suck a plant dry.

Insect Names | Infographic

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A snail is not an insect.

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The snail is not an insect. Neither the spider. The centipede picture shows a millipede.