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Insect behaviour - thesaurus

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alight

verb

formal if a bird, insect, or other flying creature alights on something, it flies onto it and stops there

beat

verb

if a bird or insect beats its wings, or if its wings beat, it hits them together several times

be on the wing

if a bird or insect is on the wing, it is flying

chirp

verb

when a bird or an insect chirps, it makes a short high sound

crawl

verb

if an insect crawls, it moves forwards using its legs

eat someone alive

if insects eat you alive, they keep biting you

flutter

verb

if a bird or insect flutters its wings, or if its wings flutter, the wings make short, quick, light movements up and down

flutter

verb

if a bird or insect flutters somewhere, it moves by making short, quick, light movements with its wings

fly

verb

to use wings to move through the air

hatch

verb

if a baby bird, fish, insect etc hatches or is hatched, it comes out of its egg and is born

hover

verb

if a bird, insect, or aircraft hovers, it keeps itself in the same position in the air

infest

verb

if animals or insects infest a place, there are very many of them in it, so that they might cause damage or disease

infestation

noun

a situation in which a lot of insects or animals are in a place and are causing damage or disease

parasitize

verb

to live on or in a host organism as a parasite

pollinate

verb

to place pollen from one flower on another flower in order to help it to produce seed

spin

verb

if an insect or spider spins something such as a web, it makes it from thread that it produces in its body

sting

verb

if an insect or an animal stings you, it hurts you by sticking a sharp part of its body into your skin

swarm

verb

if insects swarm, they fly together in a large group

take wing

to fly away

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