INSECTS: List of 50+ Insects with Picture and Examples

Insects are one of the most diverse and successful groups of animals on the planet. With over a million known species of insects, they can be found living in virtually every habitat on Earth. Insects are characterized by their three body parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), six legs, and two antennae.

Common types of insects include beetles, butterflies, moths, flies, grasshoppers, crickets, true bugs, ants, bees, and wasps. Beetles, the most diverse group of insects, are typically characterized by their hard exoskeleton and wings that are modified into protective covers.

Butterflies and moths, the second largest group of insects, are characterized by their colorful wings and their ability to fly long distances. Flies are identified by their two wings and powerful flying ability.

Grasshoppers and crickets have powerful hind legs used for jumping and have wings that are used for short flights. True bugs, such as aphids and carpet beetles, have wings that are covered by hard protective covers.

Ants, bees, and wasps are social insects and live in colonies. All types of insects are essential to the balance of nature and play an important role in the food chain. Understanding the different types of insects can help us to appreciate their diversity and value to the natural world.

What do you think and feel if you see an insects. Scared or not? How will you identify an insects? In this article we will tell you all about insects with their names and pictures.

Insects are the most diverse group of animals, there is more than a million described species and represent more than half of all known living organisms. But here we will give you some of the most common insects which we see here and there.

List of Insects with Example

Sr. No.NameExample
1AntThe ant was carrying a grain of wheat as large as itself.
2AphidThe aphid eat green grass, the false eats soul.
3BeeA bee settling on a flower has stung a child.
4BeetleHe trod the golden beetle underfoot.
5ButterflyLove is like a butterfly.
6CockroachThe premises were treated for cockroach infestation.
7CicadaCicadas are particularly abundant in the tropics, where the largest forms are found.
8CaterpillarA butterfly is produced by metamorphosis from a caterpillar.
9DragonflyA dragonfly sows its eggs while skimming the surface of the water.
10FlyYou could fly down after work on Friday.
11FleaI must have been bitten by a flea, my arms are itchy.
12GrasshopperHe gave their crops to the grasshopper, their produce to the locust.
13Horse-flyWhile traveling, he catches a horsefly that was bothering him and ties it to the straw.
14MosquitoShe held up clothing covered in mosquito netting.
15MantisAs the coaster’s name was changed, so was its logo, to a praying mantis.
16MothThe moth has been a great threat to the farm.
17TickI could hear the clock tick.
18White flyAs the whiteflies recovered from anaesthesia, the leaf punches were inverted so that the whiteflies orientated normally.
19WaspI was stung on the arm by a wasp
20LadybugsThe ladybugs were beneficial insects, eating the pesky aphids.
21TermiteThe wood was eventually eaten by termites, leaving a space.
List of Insects with Example

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