Animal World

Arthropods: Crustaceans, Insects, and Spiders

What names are used for groups of animals?

Animal Group Name
Ants Nest, army, colony, state, or swarm
Bees Swarm, cluster, nest, hive, or erst
Caterpillars Army
Eels Swarm or bed
Fish School, shoal, haul, draught, run, or catch
Flies Business, hatch, grist, swarm, or cloud
Frogs Arm
Gnats Swarm, cloud, or horde
Goldfish Troubling
Grasshoppers Cloud
Hornets Nest
Jellyfish Smuck or brood
Lice Flock
Locusts Swarm, cloud, or plague
Minnows Shoal, steam, or swarm
Oysters Bed
Sardines Family
Sharks School or shoal
Snakes Bed, knot, den, or pit
Termites Colony, nest, swarm, or brood
Toads Nest, knot, or knab
Trout Hover
Turtles Bale or dole
Wasps Nest, herd, or pladge


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