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Insect
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Insect as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

8 September 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 44 answers for the crossword clue 'Insect', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Insect a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Insect as an answer itself some 205 times.

Insect is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Tuesday, 07 September 2021 with the answer being ANT, we also found ANT to be the most popular answer for this clue.

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Definitions and usage

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  • Small air-breathing arthropod
  • A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

Anagrams

We found 3 anagrams for the word 'Insect'.

  • encist
  • incest Sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry (as between a parent and a child)
  • scient

Crossword Answers

2 Letters

SR
The unit of solid angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

3 Letters

ANT
Social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers

BEE
Any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species

BUG
A minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

FLY
(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

4 Letters

FLEA
Any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

GNAT
Any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies

MOTH
Typically crepuscular or nocturnal insect having a stout body and feathery or hairlike antennae

WASP
Social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

WORM
Any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

5 Letters

APHID
Any of various small plant-sucking insects

APHIS
Type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables

IMAGO
An adult insect produced after metamorphosis

LOUSE
Wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds

MIDGE
Minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water

6 Letters

BEDBUG
Bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood

BEETLE
Insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

CICADA
Stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone

EARWIG
Any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen

HORNET
Large stinging paper wasp

LOCUST
Migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae

MANTIS
Predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer

MAYFLY
Slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days

NICEST

7 Letters

CRICKET
A game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs

FIREFLY
Tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots

HEXAPOD
An animal having six feet

TERMITE
Whitish soft-bodied ant-like social insect that feeds on wood

8 Letters

CRANEFLY
Long-legged slender flies that resemble large mosquitoes but do not bite

CREATURE
A person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

DIRTBALL
A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

HORSEFLY
Large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals

LADYBIRD
Small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests

MOSQUITO
Two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans and animals

9 Letters

ARTHROPOD
Invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

CENTIPEDE
Chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors

COCKROACH
Any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests

DRAGONFLY
Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.

TSETSEFLY
Bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.

10 Letters

STAGBEETLE
A kind of lamellicorn beetle; the male has branched mandibles resembling antlers

11 Letters

GRASSHOPPER
Terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

12 Letters

CREEPYCRAWLY

INVERTEBRATE
Any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification

13 Letters

PRAYINGMANTIS
The common mantis

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