Examples of insect in a Sentence
a swarm of flying insects
the magazine's editor in chief was notorious for treating staffers as insects, often not even bothering to learn their names
Recent Examples of insect from the Web
Then the emerald ash borer, a shiny green invasive insect, came to town.
This new discovery of frogs frozen in amber along with plants, insects, and other organisms is an incredibly important resource to learn more about the plants and animals living in these forests.
NW Closed May 30 because of insects, rodents and other pests. Reopened June 1.
Garden Docents and community organizations featuring live insects, butterfly crafts, honey tasting, and more.
The last three years, inspectors have cited the home for insects, including roaches.
Consult your vet to find out what’s working best in your area this year—this changes periodically as local insect populations develop resistance to specific drugs.
The insect population would increase, which would result in a higher pesticide and or insecticide use.
Florida’s bat maternity season, which begins April 15, is meant to protect bats, which help control mosquito and other insect populations.
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Did You Know?
The bodies of insects have segments, or divisions, so they appear to have a series of notches cut into them. This led the Greek philosopher Aristotle to give insects the name entomon “a thing cut into.” Entomon comes from the prefix en- “in,” combined with the verb temnein “to cut.” Later, when the Romans wanted a word for this kind of creature, they did not simply borrow the Greek word. Instead they translated it with the Latin word insectum, from the verb insecare “to cut into.” Insectum was borrowed into English as insect.
INSECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insect for English Language Learners
: a small animal that has six legs and a body formed of three parts and that may have wings
: an animal (such as a spider) that is similar to an insect
INSECT Defined for Kids
Definition of insect for Students
- Flies, bees, and lice are true insects.
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