Regardless of how beautiful and useful some bugs maybe, a lot of us are bugged by these small critters.
Yes, we are talking about insects. Some of them are cute, some of them are helpful but most of them make our skin crawl. But do you know what they are called? Or to be more specific, do know the Nepali names of insects that bug us?
Are you curious about them? Well, you should be as it is something that might just save you some pain and some itches as well.
Besides, a lot of Nepali are don’t know English all that well. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
Nepali Names for Insects Along with their English Counterparts
Since we are Nepali, we all know a few Nepali names for insects. For example, we know that an Ant is called “kamila” and a housefly is called “Jhinga”. But do you know what a Mite is called? Or how about a Locust?
Well if you want to know, check out the table Below
|English Names for Insects||Nepali Names for Insects|
|Bed Bug||Udhush (उधुश)|
|Bee||Mahuri/Mauri (माहुरी/ मौरी)|
|Caterpillar||Jhusil Kira (झुसिल किरा)|
|Dragon Fly||Gaine Kira (गाइने किरा)|
|Dung Beetle||Gobre (गोब्रे)|
|Glow Worm/FireFly||Jun Kiri (जुन किरि)|
|House Fly||Jhinga (झिंगा)|
|Mayfly||Gham Kira (घाम किरा)|
|Mite Insects||Sunsule Kira (सुन्सुले किरा)|
|Phasmatodea||Kaat Kira (काट किरा)|
|Silk Worm||Reshami Kira (रेशमी किरा)|
|Snail||Shankhe Kira (शंखे किरा)|
As you may have guessed, the insects that we have mentioned here are by far not all insects. But the Nepali Names of Insects that we have mentioned here are indeed some of the more common ones. That being said, we don’t have Nepali names for insects that exist. There are a lot of insects that we call by names. These insects are usually the ones that were either discovered late or not common in Nepal.
How many of these names were you familiar with? If you have any suggestions let us know in the comments below. And as always, thank you for reading till the end.