Arthropods: 24 Popular Arthropods Found in Gardens & Field Crops

Arthropods! An arthropod is an invertebrate animal with jointed legs. Arthropods include many animals we come across in our gardens, such as bees, ants, spiders, centipedes, and butterflies.


Arthropods are invertebrates with jointed legs. Arthropods are divided into four major groups:

English Vocabulary for Arthropods

  • Bee
  • Ladybug (U.S)/ Ladybird (U.K)
  • Butterfly
  • Dragonfly
  • Beetle
  • Crab
  • Spider
  • Caterpillar
  • Katydid
  • Moth
  • Millipede
  • Scorpion
  • Sowbug
  • Cricket
  • Lobster
  • Tick
  • Wasp
  • Mite
  • Vinegaroon
  • Earwig
  • Prawn
  • Fly
  • Ant
  • Centipede

Examples of Arthropods

  • Her arm was beginning to swell up where the bee had stung her.
  • There is a ladybug on that flower.
  • A larva metamorphoses into a chrysalis and then into a butterfly.
  • Thus a dragonfly and its larva are both voracious eaters of their fellow creatures.
  • I picked up the beetle carefully between finger and thumb.
  • The accent is again on fish, including seafood platters of king prawns, crab, and whitebait.
  • Many people recoil with horror when they see a big spider like this.
  • I saw a little glazed brown ring of tent caterpillar moth eggs on a chokecherry twig.
  • Of these, you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket, or grasshopper.
  • Two weeks later the moth will emerge in its adult form.
  • The millipede shooed away the crowd.
  • Alan was lucky enough to discover a scorpion in the fruit bowl.
  • Personally, I would need a lobster or two.
  • My foot swelled up to three times the normal size when it was stung by a wasp.
  • Probably scream if an earwig crawled into the sleeping bag – and that was the other thing.
  • When boiling add the pepper and cream bring to a boil add courgette and prawn.
  • I swatted the fly with a newspaper.
  • Escamoles are the larva and pupa stage of the red ant.
  • Remember! Don’t play with a centipede even if it looks dead.

Arthropods Infographic


3 thoughts on “Arthropods: 24 Popular Arthropods Found in Gardens & Field Crops”

  1. Are you sure that earthworms and slugs are arthropds? I thought you had to have both a segmented body and jointed legs in order to be an arthropod.


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