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synonyms for insect

  • ant
  • aphid
  • bee
  • beetle
  • butterfly
  • cockroach
  • dragonfly
  • flea
  • fruit fly
  • gnat
  • grasshopper
  • ladybug
  • mite
  • mosquito
  • moth
  • pest
  • spider
  • termite
  • tick
  • vermin
  • arachnid
  • arthropod
  • bedbug
  • bumblebee
  • cootie
  • fly
  • hornet
  • louse
  • daddy longlegs
  • praying mantis
  • yellowjacket
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The findings could illustrate for the first time that, when targeted with pesticides, changes to the physical traits of “pest” species can occur in bigger animals, not just insects and rodents.
CULLING DINGOES WITH POISON MAY BE MAKING THEM BIGGERJAKE BUEHLERAUGUST 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
After a few weeks, that larval insect wraps itself in a jade green covering.
PESTICIDES CONTAMINATE MOST FOOD OF WESTERN U.S. MONARCHSREBECCA E. HIRSCHAUGUST 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Prior to this new find, the oldest plant bedding — mainly consisting of sedge leaves, ash and aromatic plants likely used to keep insects away — dated to around 77,000 years ago at South Africa’s Sibudu rock-shelter.
THE OLDEST KNOWN GRASS BEDS FROM 200,000 YEARS AGO INCLUDED INSECT REPELLENTSBRUCE BOWERAUGUST 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Chemical communication among insects isn’t always monosyllabic, with a single compound changing a behavior wholesale.
A SINGLE MOLECULE MAY ENTICE NORMALLY SOLITARY LOCUSTS TO FORM MASSIVE SWARMSJONATHAN LAMBERTAUGUST 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Miyako and Yang say their bubble solution was biocompatible, but Potts worries that dousing flowers in human-made substances could dissuade insects from visiting those trees.
BUBBLE-BLOWING DRONES MAY ONE DAY AID ARTIFICIAL POLLINATIONMARIA TEMMINGJUNE 22, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
It sounded like a zany health food experiment, but Vaccaro searched out antioxidants known to work in flies, then fed them to the insects.
WHY SLEEP DEPRIVATION KILLSVERONIQUE GREENWOODJUNE 4, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Research has found that insect pollinators, such as bees, are especially vulnerable.
PESTICIDES CAN HAVE LONG-TERM IMPACT ON BUMBLEBEE LEARNINGALISON PEARCE STEVENSMAY 18, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The first insects appeared in fossils from around 320 million or 330 million years ago.
MINECRAFT’S BIG BEES DON’T EXIST, BUT GIANT INSECTS ONCE DIDCAROLYN WILKEMAY 14, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
They visited 50 homes around Raleigh, collecting any living or dead insects, arachnids or other arthropods they could find.
LET’S LEARN ABOUT THE CREEPY CRAWLIES IN YOUR HOMESARAH ZIELINSKIAPRIL 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
When the laser’s light warmed a butterfly’s veins too much, the insect flapped its wings.
HERE’S HOW BUTTERFLY WINGS KEEP COOL IN THE SUNERIN GARCIA DE JESUSMARCH 6, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
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WORDS RELATED TO INSECT

  • acarid
  • atom
  • bit
  • bug
  • insect
  • iota
  • minim
  • minute
  • molecule
  • mote
  • nit
  • parasite
  • particle
  • smidgen
  • speck
  • tick
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