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noun as in vermin

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Instead, most of the suffering species ate insects on the forest floor.

In fact, Fast Company predicts that edible insects are already a $20 million industry in the U.S.

Behind a chorus of shrill insects, the pops of gunfire can sometimes be heard in the distance.

However, complex animal life—everything from insects to fish to humans—took a lot longer to show up.

Step too far off the beaten path and you could be faced with diseased rodents and filthy insects.

Flowers, fruits, and insects were her favorite subjects, and were painted with rare delicacy.

As the animal's heavy feet plod over the ground, worms and insects come to the surface.

The insects frequently hibernate in warmed houses, and may bite during the winter.

He listened to tales of the Igorrotes, who live in huts like beehives and creep into them like insects.

On such a night all India seems to be dead as a land but tremendously alive as a storehouse of insects, animals, and reptiles.

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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to insects, such as: animal, bugs, and pests.

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