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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


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

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

3 Letters

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

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

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

(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

4 Letters

Any wingless bloodsucking parasitic insect noted for ability to leap

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

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

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

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

Any of various small plant-sucking insects

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

An adult insect produced after metamorphosis

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

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

6 Letters

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

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

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

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

Large stinging paper wasp

Migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae

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

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


7 Letters

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

Tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots

An animal having six feet

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

8 Letters

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 Letters

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

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

Any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests

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

Bloodsucking African fly; transmits sleeping sickness etc.

10 Letters

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

11 Letters

Terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping

12 Letters


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

13 Letters

The common mantis

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