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Insect Names in Punjabi and English

I live in India, and I speak Hindi, Punjabi and English very well. I like to learn other languages too.

We all are familiar with the word "insect." There are a number of species of insects all over the world. In this article, I will try to list a few of them and their names in the Punjabi language.

Insect names in Punjabi and English

Insect Name in EnglishInsect Name in Punjabi (Roman Letters)Insect Name in Punjabi (Gurumukhi Script)

Ant

Keeri

ਕੀੜੀ

Locust

Tiddi

ਟਿੱਡੀ

Fly

Makhi

ਮੱਖੀ

Bee

Dhamori

ਧਮੋੜੀ

Leaf Insect

Patti Keet

ਪੱਤੀ ਕੀਟ

Worm

Sundi

ਸੁੰਡੀ

Bedbug

Mongan

ਮੋਗਣ

Mosquito

Machshar

ਮੱਛਰ

Termite

Seenkh

ਸੀਖ

Beetle

Bhoond

ਭੂੰਡ

Spider

Kanaa

ਕਣਾਂ

Moth

Patangaa

ਪਤੰਗਾ

Caterpillar

Jheenga

ਝੀਂਗਾ

Bumblebee

Bhonraa

ਭੋਰਾ

Centipede

Bateera

ਬਤੀੜਾ

Silkworm

Resham da keera

ਰੇਸ਼ਮ ਦਾ ਕੀੜਾ

Fruitfly

Fal Makhi

ਫਲ ਮਖੀ

Bug

Keera

ਕੀੜਾ

Ant

The Punjabi word for ant is Keeri. It is written as ਕੀੜੀ in Punjabi.

Locust

The locust is called tiddi in Punjabi. It is written as ਟਿਡੀ in Punjabi.

Fly

The name for the fly in Punjabi is makhi. It is written as ਮੱਖੀ in Punjabi.

Bee

The Punjabi name for bee is dhamori. It is written as ਧਮੋੜੀ in Punjabi.

Leaf Insect

The leaf insect is called patti keet in Punjabi. It is written as ਪਤੀ ਕੀਟ in Punjabi.

Worm

The name for worm in Punjabi is sundi. It is written as ਸੁੰਡੀ in Punjabi.

Bedbug

The Punjabi name for bedbug is mongan. It is written as ਮੋਗਣ in Punjabi.

Mosquito

The mosquito is called machshar in Punjabi. It is written as ਮੱਛਰ in Punjabi.

Termite

The name for termite in Punjabi is seenkh. It is written as ਸੀਖ in Punjabi.

Beetle

The beetle is called bhoond in Punjabi. It is written as ਭੂੰਡ in Punjabi.

Spider

The Punjabi name for spider is kanaa. It is written as ਕਣਾ in Punjabi.

Moth

The name for moth in Punjabi is patangaa. It is written as ਪਤੰਗਾ in Punjabi.

Caterpillar

The caterpillar is called jheenga on Punjabi. It is written as ਝੀਂਗਾ in Punjabi.

Bumblebee

The bumblebee is called bhonraa in Punjabi. It is written as ਭੋਰਾ in Punjabi.

Centipede

The Punjabi name for centipede is bateeraa. It is written as ਬਤੀੜਾ in Punjabi.

Silkworm

The name for the silkworm in Punjabi is resham da keera. It is written as ਰੇਸ਼ਮ ਦਾ ਕੀੜਾ in Punjabi.

Fruitfly

The fruitfly is called fal makhi in Punjabi. It is written as ਫਲ ਮਖੀ in Punjabi.

Bug

The Punjabi word for bug is keera. It is written as ਕੀੜਾ in Punjabi.

It's quiz time now!

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the Punjabi name for bee?
    • Keeri
    • Dhamori
  2. What would you call a fly in Punjabi language?
    • Makhi
    • Bateera
  3. What is the Punjabi name for mosquito?
    • Machshar
    • Bhoond
  4. The bumblebee is called ............... in Punjabi.
    • Resham da keera
    • Bhonraa
  5. The spider is called ............. in Punjabi language.
    • Kanaa
    • Jheengaa

Answer Key

  1. Dhamori
  2. Makhi
  3. Machshar
  4. Bhonraa
  5. Kanaa

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