List of 50+ Insects in Italian
Insects are everywhere, be it within your house, the air, the ground, under the soil, the sea, over the water and even in one’s skin!!!! Yeah you heard me right. The estimated number of insect species in the world is about 5.5 million and even in that only 1 million insect species are named. This means that roughly 80% of insects have yet to be discovered. How can you go a single day without hearing the buzz of a bee or a fly or without seeing a fruit fly or a worm? Seeing as that they are everywhere, it becomes of great importance that you learn the vocabulary list of insects in Italian.
In order to improve your Italian vocabulary, you must learn the list of insects in Italian. And this is exactly what we are going to do here!!!
- How to say insects in Italian
- Butterfly in Italian
- Common insects in Italian
- All kinds of Bugs
- Stinging insects
- Pet insects in Italian
- Verbs related to insects
- Italian Common phrases
- Parts of an insect in Italian
How to say insects in Italian?
- WORD: The Italian translation for “The insect” is “L’insetto”
- EXAMPLE SENTENCE: “Cockroaches are insects.” à Gli scarafaggi sono insetti.
- WORD: The Italian translation for “The worm” is “Il verme”
- EXAMPLE SENTENCE: “How many worms do you want?” à Quanti vermi vuoi?
Learn about the butterfly in Italian
When you think of a beautiful insect, what do you see? Of course you think of the beautiful butterfly! The butterfly is very colourful, pretty and is a sight to behold. When we see something magical in movies, there are always butterflies flying about with colours galore. Would it not be perfectly fitting if we learnt about the butterfly in Italian before we step into other insects (pun intended of course!!!)? Let us learn about the butterfly in Italian with example sentences.
- ENGLISH: What is the translation for “butterfly life cycle” in Italian?
- ITALIAN: Italian translation for “butterfly life cycle” is “ciclo de vida da borboleta”
- ENGLISH: What is the translation for “Monarch butterfly” in Italian?
- ITALIAN: Italian translation for “Monarch Butterfly” is “farfalla monarca”
|Butterfly in English||Translation for the butterfly in Italian||Example sentence for butterfly in English||Sentences for Italian butterfly|
|The Butterfly||La farfalla||There are many butterflies in the garden.||Ci sono molte farfalle nel giardino.|
|The Caterpillar||Il bruco||The Caterpillar ate three leaves.||Il bruco ha mangiato tre foglie.|
|The egg||L’uovo||There are millions of butterfly eggs in the forest.||Ci sono milioni di uova di farfalla nella foresta.|
|Chrysalis or Pupa||Crisalide||The Chrysalis is gorgeous.||La Crisalide è stupenda.|
|Metamorphosis||Metamorfosi||In the life cycle of a butterfly, metamorphosis is a very important stage.||Nel ciclo vitale di una farfalla, la metamorfosi è una fase molto importante.|
|The Cocoon||Il bozzolo||The gardener took care of the silk cocoons.||Il giardiniere si prendeva cura dei bozzoli di seta.|
Common insects in Italian
While there are billions of insects in the world, when you say the word insect in Italian or English, you only think of a select few which we see every day. Some insects are more common and commonly used in conversations than other insects. So it is necessary that you learn the vocabulary list of these common insects in Italian. This will help you hold a conversation easily. Let us learn about the different common insects in Italian with example sentences.
|Common Insects||Translation: Common Insects in Italian||Example||Sentences for Italian Common Insects|
|The Cockroach||Lo scarafaggio||The cockroach is ten days old.||Lo scarafaggio ha dieci giorni.|
|The mosquito||La zanzara||There are so many mosquitoes in India.||Ci sono così tante zanzare in India.|
|The Moth||La falena||The moth was very large.||La falena era molto grande.|
|The Dragonfly||La libellula||I like dragonflies||Mi piacciono le libellule|
|The Firefly||La lucciola||The firefly is pretty.||La lucciola è carina.|
|The Fly||La mosca||I killed the fly.||Ho ucciso la mosca.|
|The Mayfly||L’effimera||The Mayfly lives for only twenty four hours.||L’Effimera vive solo per ventiquattro ore.|
|The Fruit fly||La mosca della frutta||Fruit flies love mangoes.||I moscerini della frutta amano i manghi.|
|The Gnat||Il moscerino||The gnat was very arrogant.||Il moscerino era molto arrogante.|
|The Spider||Il ragno||Spiders have eight legs.||I ragni hanno otto zampe.|
|The worm||Il verme||The worm lives in the garden||Il verme vive nel giardino|
Common bugs in Italian
Ok I’m going to be upfront with you. If there is one thing I hate in this beautiful world, its bugs and creepy crawlies!!! When you say the word bugs in Italian or in English, you can see me cringe!! But that gives me more the reason to memorize the wordlist so that I can explain to people that I hate them and I like to avoid them. As with insects, a few bugs are far more common across the world. So it is necessary that you learn the vocabulary list of these common bugs in Italian. Along with the list of insects in Italian, Let us learn the different bugs in Italian with example sentences.
|Common Bugs in English||Translation: Common Bugs in Italian||Example sentence for Common Bugs in English||Sentences for Italian Common Bugs|
|The bug||l’insetto||The scientist caught the bug.||Lo scienziato ha catturato l’insetto.|
|The ladybug||La coccinella||Ladybugs are very pretty.||Le coccinelle sono molto carine.|
|The bedbug||La cimice||I caught the bedbug.||Ho preso la cimice.|
|The lice||I pidocchi||This medicine kills lice.||Questo medicinale uccide i pidocchi.|
|The beetle||Lo scarabeo||I can eat the beetle.||Posso mangiare lo scarabeo.|
|The dung beetle||Lo scarabeo stercorario||The dung beetle is very strong.||Lo scarabeo stercorario è molto forte.|
|The flea||La pulce||Fleas can jump.||Le pulci possono saltare.|
|The tick||la zecca||Stay away from ticks and fleas.||Stai lontano da zecche e pulci.|
Stinging insects in Italian
You put your hand on a flower and all of a sudden there is a super sharp pain in your finger!!!! You scream and throw down the flower. What on earth was that? IT’S A BEE!!!! DAMN YOU GIT STUNG BY A BEE!!! You have to say this to your doctor in Italian. How do you do that without knowing the list of insects in Italian which sting? Let us learn the different stinging insects in Italian with example sentences.
|English||Translation||Example sentence for English||Sentences for Italian|
|The bumblebee||il bombo||The Bumblebees are yellow in color.||I bombi sono di colore giallo.|
|The bee||L’ape||The bee sat on the flower.||L’ape si sedette sul fiore.|
|The wasp||La vespa||The wasp flew away.||La vespa è volata via.|
|The Hornet||Il calabrone||Hornets and wasps are enemies.||I calabroni e le vespe sono nemici.|
|The Honeybee||L’ape||The beekeeper loves his honeybees||L’apicoltore ama le sue api|
|The ant||La formica||There are two anthills and a billion ants in my garden.||Ci sono due formicai e un miliardo di formiche nel mio giardino.|
Pet insects in Italian
Do you know that it is very common across the world for people to have insects as pets? Children love having insects as pets as they are hardy and easy to maintain. They do not require constant care and can take care of themselves. Let us learn the different insects which can be kept as pets in Italian with example sentences.
|Common Pet||Translation||Example sentence||Sentences for Italian|
|The praying mantis||La mantide religiosa||The young girl has a pet praying mantis.||La ragazza ha una mantide religiosa da compagnia.|
|The stick insect||L’insetto stecco||Stick insects are very weird||Gli insetti stecco sono molto strani|
|The leaf insect||L’insetto fogliare||Leaf insects are very cute.||Gli insetti foglia sono molto carini.|
|The scorpion||Lo scorpione||This scorpion is poisonous.||Questo scorpione è velenoso.|
|The Tarantula||La Tarantola||I am scared of tarantulas.||Ho paura delle tarantole.|
HJopping insects in Italian
Have you ever looked at a grasshopper? It looks like a small machine. It can jump up an incredible height, can fly and looks freaky as hell!!! I HATE THEM but my brother loves them!!!! Let us learn the different hopping insects in Italian with example sentences.
|Hopping Insects in English||Translation: Hopping Insects in Italian|
|The grasshopper||La cavalletta|
|The locust||La locusta|
|The mantis||La mantide|
|The cricket||Il grillo|
|The cicada||La cicala|
Insect related Verbs in Italian
Now that we have learnt about so many insects in Italian, let us now focus on some common Italian Verbs which will help us form sentences using these insects. For example, you need to say that the caterpillar crawls but the butterfly flies. You need to say that the bee lives in a hive while an ant lives in an anthill. You need to say that a cockroach has antennae while a wasp has wings. So basically you need to know a few verbs and nouns related to acts which the insects perform in Italian. In this section let us learn about a few verbs related to insects in Italian
|Insect words in English||Translation||Example sentence for English||Italian translation|
|To sting||Pungere||The bee stings the boy.||L’ape punge il ragazzo.|
|To bite||Mordere||The Ant bites me and it is painful.||La formica mi morde ed è doloroso.|
|To fly||Volare||The butterfly flew away.||La farfalla è volata via.|
|To crawl||strisciare||The soldier is crawling.||Il bruco striscia lentamente.|
|To walk||Camminare||The girl walks fast.||The girl walks fast.|
|To run||Correre||The athlete runs from Germany to Austria.||L’atleta corre dalla Germania all’Austria.|
|To jump||Saltare||A grasshopper can jump very high.||Una cavalletta può saltare molto in alto.|
|To pollinate||Impollinare||The bee pollinates the flowers.||L’ape impollina i fiori.|
Parts of an insect in Italian
With the Italian insect related verbs done, let us proceed with the parts of an insect in Italian and other nouns related to insects in Italian
|Insect words in English||Translation: Common Insect words in Italian||Example sentence for Common Insects words in English||Sentences for Common Italian words related to Insects|
|The stinger||Il pungiglione||The bee has a powerful stinger.||L’ape ha un potente pungiglione.|
|The antennae||Le antenne||Cockroaches have long antennae.||Gli scarafaggi hanno antenne lunghe.|
|The wings||Le ali||I hate insects which have wings.||Odio gli insetti che hanno le ali.|
|The mandible||La mandibola||The insect’s mandible is quite weak.||La mandibola dell’insetto è piuttosto debole.|
|The thorax||Il torace||Every insect has a thorax.||Ogni insetto ha un torace.|
|The abdomen||L’addome||A worm does not have an abdomen.||Un verme non ha un addome.|
|The legs||Le gambe||A centipede has a hundred legs.||Un millepiedi ha cento gambe.|
|The anthill||Il formicaio||There is an anthill near our house.||C’è un formicaio vicino a casa nostra.|
|The nest||Il nido||The wasp built a nest.||La vespa ha costruito un nido.|
|The hive||L’alveare||The beekeeper has many beehives.||L’apicoltore ha molti alveari.|
|The nectar||Il nettare||Flowers produce nectar.||I fiori producono nettare.|
Insect related phrases in Italian
I have explained all over this post about how I hate insects and how much I am terrified of them. So what do I say in Italian when I see one? Let us learn the different common insect related phrases in Italian with example sentences.
|Hopping Insects in English||Translation: Hopping Insects in Italian|
|I am afraid of insects.||Ho paura degli insetti.|
|Does it sting?||Punge?|
|Insects are creepy.||Gli insetti sono inquietanti.|
|It has many feet.||Ha molti piedi.|
|What type of insect is that?||Che tipo di insetto è?|
|The mosquito bit me.||La zanzara mi ha morso.|
|I am allergic to bee stings.||Sono allergico alle punture di api.|
|I am terrified of insects.||Ho il terrore degli insetti.|
|Can it jump?||Può saltare?|
|Can it fly?||Può volare?|
|It looks so disgusting.||Sembra così disgustoso.|
|What does it eat?||Cosa mangia?|
|Is it poisonous?||È velenoso?|
We have learnt a lot about the most common insects in Italian and also about what they do, where they live, the butterfly life cycle in Italian and also many more phrases. Hope you had fun learning.