insect noun

ADJ. flying, winged | aquatic | beneficial Unfortunately, pesticides kill off beneficial insects as well as harmful ones. | harmful, poisonous | social Social insects, such as ants, live in large colonies.

QUANT. swarm

INSECT + VERB buzz An insect was buzzing around the room. | fly | crawl | swarm | bore Insects had bored deep into the wood. | bite, sting

INSECT + NOUN attack The wood should be treated against insect attack. | bite | eggs, larva | pests Gardeners welcome birds as they control insect pests. | repellent, spray | species | world Wasps are the master builders of the insect world.