List of 50+ Insects in Spanish with examples
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 Spanish.
In order to improve your Spanish vocabulary, you must learn the list of insects in Spanish. An interesting question is you should be learning how to talk about insects in Spanish but also how to incorporate these words into coherent sentences. Thus you need to know the vocabulary of insects in Spanish along with descriptive example sentences so that you are able to learn and immerse properly. And this is exactly what we are going to do here!!!
- How to say insects in Spanish
- Butterfly in Spanish
- Common insects in Spanish
- All kinds of Bugs
- Stinging insects
- Pet insects in Spanish
- Verbs related to insects
- Spanish Common phrases
- Parts of an insect in Spanish
How to say insects in Spanish?
- WORD: The Spanish translation for “The insect” is “El insecto”
- EXAMPLE SENTENCE: “Cockroaches are insects.” à Las cucarachas son insectos.
- WORD: The Spanish translation for “The worm” is “El gusano”
- EXAMPLE SENTENCE: “How many worms do you want?” à ¿Cuántos gusanos quieres?
Learn about the butterfly in Spanish
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 Spanish before we step into other insects (pun intended of course!!!)? Let us learn about the butterfly in Spanish with example sentences.
- ENGLISH: What is the translation for “butterfly life cycle” in Spanish?
- SPANISH: Spanish translation for “Life cycle of a butterfly” is “ciclo de vida de una mariposa”
- ENGLISH: What is the translation for “Monarch butterfly” in Spanish?
- SPANISH: Spanish translation for “Monarch Butterfly” is “mariposa monarca”
|Butterfly in English||Translation for the butterfly in Spanish||Example sentence for butterfly in English||Sentences for Spanish butterfly|
|The Butterfly||La mariposa||There are many butterflies in the garden.||Hay muchas mariposas en el jardín.|
|The Caterpillar||La oruga||The Caterpillar ate three leaves.||La oruga se comió tres hojas.|
|The egg||El huevo||There are millions of butterfly eggs in the forest.||Hay millones de huevos de mariposa en el bosque.|
|Chrysalis||Crisálida||We learnt about chrysalis of a butterfly today.||Hoy aprendimos sobre la crisálida de una mariposa.|
|Metamorphosis||Metamorfosis||In the life cycle of a butterfly, metamorphosis is a very important stage.||En el ciclo de vida de una mariposa, la metamorfosis es una etapa muy importante.|
|The Cocoon||el capullo||The gardener took care of the silk cocoons.||El jardinero se hizo cargo de los capullos de seda.|
Common insects in Spanish
While there are billions of insects in the world, when you say the word insect in Spanish 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 Spanish. This will help you hold a conversation easily. Let us learn about the different common insects in Spanish with example sentences.
|Common Insects in English||Translation: Common Insects in Spanish||Example sentence for Common Insects in English||Sentences for Spanish Common Insects|
|The Cockroach||La cucaracha||The cockroach is ten days old.||La cucaracha tiene diez días.|
|The mosquito||El mosquito||There are so many mosquitoes in India.||Hay tantos mosquitos en la India.|
|The Moth||La polilla||Moths have a bad smell.||Las polillas tienen mal olor.|
|The Dragonfly||la libélula||I like dragonflies||me gustan las libélulas|
|The Firefly||la luciérnaga||The firefly is pretty.||La luciérnaga es bonita.|
|The mayfly||la efímera||The mayfly lives for only twenty four hours.||La efímera vive sólo veinticuatro horas.|
|The Fruit fly||la mosca de la fruta||Fruit flies love mangoes.||A las moscas de la fruta les encantan los mangos.|
|The Gnat||el mosquito||The gnat was very arrogant.||El mosquito era muy arrogante.|
|The Spider||La araña||Spiders have eight legs.||Las arañas tienen ocho patas.|
|The worm||El gusano||The worm lives in the garden||El gusano vive en el jardín.|
Bugs in Spanish
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 Spanish 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 Spanish. Along with the list of insects in Spanish, Let us learn the different bugs in Spanish with example sentences.
|Common Bugs in English||Translation: Common Bugs in Spanish||Example sentence for Common Bugs in English||Sentences for Spanish Common Bugs|
|The bug||El bicho||Bugs are insects.||los bichos son insectos.|
|The ladybug||la mariquita||Ladybugs are very pretty.||Las mariquitas son muy bonitas.|
|The bedbug||la chinche||I caught the bedbug.||Atrapé la chinche.|
|The lice||los piojos||This medicine kills lice.||Este medicamento mata los piojos.|
|The beetle||El escarabajo||I can eat the beetle.||Puedo comer el escarabajo.|
|The dung beetle||el escarabajo pelotero||The dung beetle is very strong.||El escarabajo pelotero es muy fuerte.|
|The flea||La pulga||Fleas can jump.||Las pulgas pueden saltar.|
|The tick||La garrapata||Stay away from ticks and fleas.||Manténgase alejado de las garrapatas y las pulgas.|
Stinging insects in Spanish
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 Spanish. How do you do that without knowing the list of insects in Spanish which sting? Let us learn the different stinging insects in Spanish with example sentences.
|Stinging Insects in English||Translation: Stinging Insects in Spanish||Example sentence for Stinging Insects in English||Sentences for Spanish Stinging Insects|
|The bee||La abeja||The bee sat on the flower.||La abeja se sentó en la flor.|
|The wasp||La avispa||The wasp flew away.||La avispa se fue volando.|
|The Hornet||el avispón||Hornets and wasps are enemies.||Los avispones y las avispas son enemigos.|
|The bumblebee||el abejorro||The beekeeper loves his bumblebees||El apicultor ama a sus abejorros|
|The ant||La hormiga||There are two anthills and a billion ants in my garden.||Hay dos hormigueros y mil millones de hormigas en mi jardín.|
Pet insects in Spanish
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 Spanish with example sentences.
|Common Pet Insects in English||Translation: Common Pet Insects in Spanish||Example sentence for Common Pet Insects in English||Sentences for Spanish Common Pet Insects|
|The praying mantis||la mantis religiosa||The young girl has a pet praying mantis.||La joven tiene una mantis religiosa como mascota.|
|The stick insect||el insecto palo||Stick insects are very weird||Los insectos palo son muy raros.|
|The leaf insect||el insecto hoja||Leaf insects are very cute.||Los insectos hoja son muy lindos.|
|The scorpion||El Escorpion||This scorpion is poisonous.||Este escorpión es venenoso.|
|The Tarantula||la tarántula||I have a tarantula.||Tengo una tarántula.|
Hopping insects in Spanish
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 Spanish with example sentences.
|Hopping Insects in English||Translation: Hopping Insects in Spanish|
|The grasshopper||el saltamontes|
|The locust||la langosta|
|The mantis||la mantis|
|The cricket||El grillo|
|The cicada||la cigarra|
Insect related Verbs in Spanish
Now that we have learnt about so many insects in Spanish, let us now focus on some common Spanish 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 Spanish. In this section let us learn about a few verbs related to insects in Spanish
|Insect Verbs in English||Translation: Common Insect Verbs in Spanish||Example sentence for Common Insects Verbs in English||Sentences for Common Spanish Verbs related to Insects|
|To sting||A picar||The bee stings the boy.||La abeja pica al niño.|
|To bite||Morder||The Ant bites me and it is painful.||La hormiga me muerde y es doloroso.|
|To fly||Para volar||The butterfly flew away.||La mariposa se fue volando.|
|To crawl||gatear||The soldier is crawling.||El soldado está gateando.|
|To walk||Caminar||The girl walks fast.||La niña camina rápido.|
|To run||Correr||The athlete runs from Spanishy to Austria.||El atleta corre desde Spanishy hasta Austria.|
|To jump||Saltar||A grasshopper can jump very high.||Un saltamontes puede saltar muy alto.|
|To pollinate||polinizar||The bee pollinates the flowers.||La abeja poliniza las flores.|
Parts of an insect in Spanish
With the Spanish insect related verbs done, let us proceed with the parts of an insect in Spanish and other nouns related to insects in Spanish
|Insect words in English||Translation: Common Insect words in Spanish||Example sentence for Common Insects words in English||Sentences for Common Spanish words related to Insects|
|The stinger||el aguijón||The bee has a powerful stinger.||La abeja tiene un aguijón poderoso.|
|The antennae||las antenas||Cockroaches have long antennae.||Las cucarachas tienen antenas largas.|
|The wings||Las alas||I hate insects which have wings.||Odio los insectos que tienen alas.|
|The mandible||la mandíbula||The insect’s mandible is quite weak.||La mandíbula del insecto es bastante débil.|
|The thorax||el torax||Every insect has a thorax.||Todo insecto tiene un tórax.|
|The abdomen||El abdomen||A worm does not have an abdomen.||Un gusano no tiene abdomen.|
|The leg (of an insect)||La pata||A centipede has a hundred legs.||Un ciempiés tiene cien patas.|
|The anthill||el hormiguero||There is an anthill near our house.||Hay un hormiguero cerca de nuestra casa.|
|The nest||El nido||The wasp built a nest.||La avispa construyó un nido.|
|The hive||La colmena||The beekeeper has many beehives.||El apicultor tiene muchas colmenas.|
|The nectar||el néctar||Flowers produce nectar.||Las flores producen néctar.|
Insect related phrases in Spanish
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 Spanish when I see one? Let us learn the different common insect related phrases in Spanish with example sentences.
|Insect related Phrases in English||Translation: Phrases in Spanish|
|I am afraid of insects.||Tengo miedo de los insectos.|
|Does it sting?||¿pica?|
|Insects are creepy.||Los insectos son espeluznantes.|
|It has many feet.||Tiene muchos pies.|
|What type of insect is that?||¿Qué clase de insecto es ese?|
|The mosquito bit me.||El mosquito me picó.|
|I am allergic to bee stings.||Soy alérgico a las picaduras de abeja.|
|I am terrified of insects.||Tengo terror a los insectos.|
|Can it jump?||¿Puede saltar?|
|Can it fly?||¿Puede volar?|
|It looks so disgusting.||Se ve tan repugnante.|
|What does it eat?||¿Que come?|
|Is it poisonous?||¿Es venenoso?|
We have learnt a lot about the most common insects in Spanish and also about what they do, where they live, the butterfly life cycle in Spanish and also many more phrases. Hope you had fun learning.