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Insect Names in Italian With English Translations

I live in India, and I speak Hindi, Punjabi and English very well. I have also been learning some more languages.

This article will provide information about the names of different kinds of insects in the Italian language.

This article will provide information about the names of different kinds of insects in the Italian language.

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 Italian language. The Italian names of the insects have been provided alongside their English translations to help English readers learn them.

Insect names in Italian with English translations

English NameItalian Name

Ant

Formica

Locust

Locusta

Dragonfly

Libellula

Bee

Ape

Leaf Insect

Insetto Foglia

Worm

Verme

Bedbug

Cimice

Mosquito

Zanzara

Termite

Termite

Beetle

Scarabeo

Spider

Ragno

Moth

Falena

Caterpillar

bruco

Wasp

Vespa

Cockroach

Scarafaggio

Snail

Lumaca

Centipede

Centopiedi

Silkworm

Baco da Seta

Ant

The Italian name for ant is formica.

Locust

The Italian name for the locust insect is locusta.

Dragonfly

The Italian word for dragonfly is libellula.

Bee

The name for a bee in the Italian language is ape.

Leaf Insect

The leaf insect is called insetto foglia in Italian.

Worm

The Italian word for the worm is verme.

Bed Bug

The Italian translation of the word bed bug is cimice.

Mosquito

The mosquito is called zanzara in Italian.

Termite

The Italian name for the termite is termite.

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Beetle

The name for the beetle in the Italian language is scarabeo.

Spider

The Italian name for the spider is ragno.

Moth

The Italian word for moth is falena.

Caterpillar

The Italian translation of the word caterpillar is bruco.

Wasp

The name for wasp in the Italian language is vespa.

Cockroach

The name for cockroach in the Italian language is scarafaggio.

Snail

The Italian word for snail is lumaca.

Centipede

The Italian name for the centipede is centopiedi.

Silkworm

The silkworm is called baco da seta.

It's quiz time now!

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

  1. What is the Italian name for caterpillar?
    • Bruco
    • Vespa
  2. What would you call a bee in the Italian language?
    • Ape
    • Centopiedi
  3. What is the Italian name for the mosquito?
    • Zanzara
    • Scarafaggio
  4. What would you call a snail in the Italian language?
    • Lumaca
    • Falena
  5. What is the Italian name for the spider?
    • Ragno
    • Cimice
  6. The dragonfly is called libellula in Italian.
    • True
    • False

Answer Key

  1. Bruco
  2. Ape
  3. Zanzara
  4. Lumaca
  5. Ragno
  6. True

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