Names of Insects, Image of tickWhen spending time outdoors, you will want to be aware of any biting or stinging insects in the area. Insects vary by location but here are a few common names of insects to look out for:

  • Mosquito
  • Tick
  • Chigger
  • No-See-Um
  • Black Widow
  • Fire Ant
  • Hornet
  • Bees

See our insect identification guide to familiarize yourself with some of these common bugs.

Some insects may pack an ugly bite or sting, while others carry a variety of diseases such as encephalitis, West Nile Virus and Lyme disease. To help protect yourself, cover your body with long sleeves and pants, wash clothing and gear immediately after use, and wear a trusted insect repellent.