25 Species of Insects That Are Found In Pakistan

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Insects are tiny and sometimes annoying (we are talking about you, mosquitos), but most of them are extremely important for the environment. Insects like ants and beetles are cleaners of our environment and without them earth would be a dump of waste (it is sadly becoming so, thanks to non-biodegradable plastic waste). Insects that don’t clean up the environment, like bees and wasps etc., are also extremely important as they act as pollinators and ensure our earth keeps growing delicious fruits and vegetables for us to consume [Check out: Pollinator Decline of Bees – Causes, Effects and Solutions]. Also bees make honey! Butterflies on the other hand are not only important for the environment but also very beautiful. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that a world without insects would be a very different place. Pakistan is a country rich in biodiversity and that includes insect biodiversity too. So today we bring you a list of some commonly found insects in Pakistan. Check it out.

 

COMMON WINDMILL BUTTERFLY

Scientific Name: Byasa polyeuctes

Location: Kashmir

Byasa polyeuctes termessus 20140927 Image Source: Peellden, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

PLAIN TIGER BUTTERFLY

Scientific Name: Danaus chrysippus

plain tiger butterfly Pakistan on flower

 

COMMON TIGER BUTTERFLY

Scientific Name: Danaus genutia

 

COMMON JAY BUTTERFLY

Scientific Name: Graphium doson

Location: Himalayan Foothills

Common jay IMG 3690 Image Source:Firos AK, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

LARGE SCAVENGING WATER BEETLE

Scientific Name: Hydrophilus caschmirensis

Hydrophilidae - Hydrophilus cashmirensis

Image Source: Hectonichus, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

LEAF BEETLE

Scientific Name: Macrocoma sacra

 

LADYBUGS (LADYBIRD BEETLES)

Scientific Name: Coccinellidae

 

OMORGUS GRANULATUS BEETLE

Scientific Name: Omorgus granulatus

Omorgus granulatus sjh.cropped

Image Source: No machine-readable author provided. Sarefo assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

 

COMMON ROUGH WOODLOUSE

Scientific Name: Porcellio scaber

Location: Punjab

[Correction: Woodlouse is in fact not an insect and rather a terrestrial crustacean.]

Porcellio-scaber-common-rough-woodlouse-Pakistan

 

TAWNY MIME BUTTERFLY

Scientific Name: Papilio agestor

Location: Kashmir

Open wing posture Basking of Papilio agestor Gray, 1831 – Tawny Mime (Male) WLB DSC 3152 Image Source: Sandipoutsider, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

PLATYCORYNUS PEREGRINUS BEETLE

Scientific Name: Platycorynus peregrinus

Chrysomelidae - Platycorynus peregrinus Image Source: Hectonichus, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

SEED BUGS

Scientific Name: Lygaeoidea

Location: Punjab

SEED-BUGS-Lygaeoidea-PAKISTAN

 

TRIOZA FLETCHERI

Scientific Name: Trioza fletcheri

Location: Punjab

 

VIOLET CARPENTER BEE

Scientific Name: Xylocopa violacea

Location: Punjab, Kashmir

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WHEAT TERMITE

Scientific Name: Microtermes obesi

Location: Wheat fields, Pakistan

 

TWO-STRIPED JUMPER SPIDER

Scientific Name: Telamonia dimidiata

Telamonia dimidiata9079 Image Source: Vengolis, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

PLEXIPPUS PAYKULLI JUMPING SPIDER

Scientific Name: Plexippus paykulli

Plexippus paykulli - 50960419322

Image Source: spidereyes2020, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

GARDEN CENTRE SPIDER

Scientific Name: Uloborus plumipes

Male feather-legged spider (Uloborus plumipes) Image Source: RudiSteenkamp, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

 PSEUDONEOPONERA RUFIPES ANTS

Scientific Name: Pseudoneoponera rufipes

Pseudoneoponera rufipes Image Source: iNaturalist user: portioid, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

STRUMIGENYS GODEFFROYI ANTS

Scientific Name: Strumigenys godeffroyi

 

MARPISSA MUSCOSA JUMPING SPIDER

Scientific Name: Marpissa muscosa

Marpissa muscosa-33 Image Source: Quasimodo52, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 

TAILED CELLAR SPIDERS

Scientific Name: Crossopriza lyoni

Female Crossopriza lyoni - Mindanao, Philippines 2

Image Source: Obsidian Soul, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

SHEET WEAVER INSECT

Scientific Name: Agyneta pakistanica

 

DEATHSTALKER SCORPION

Scientific Name: Leiurus quinquestriatus

Location: Thar desert

Deathstalker (Leiurus quinquestriatus) 7 Image Source: מינוזיג, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDIAN RED SCORPION

Scientific Name: Hottentotta tamulus

Location: Eastern Pakistan

Scorpion Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar Image Source: Shantanu Kuveskar, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

DWARF HONEY BEE

Scientific Name: Apis florea

Nelumbo nucifera-Apis florea-pollinatingImage Source: Peterwchen, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

ASIAN HONEY BEE

Scientific Name: Apis cerana

Apis cerana Image Source: Peterwchen, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Also check out: 17 Beautiful Butterfly Species That Are Found in Pakistan

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you this helped me look for this nasty creatures. I really know how hard it must be for all these things. The pictures are very good!! Thank you.😁🌟

    1. You are welcome Abiha! We are glad you found our list useful! If you have any ideas as to what other topics we can cover on our website, let us know!

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