Insect Coloring Pages (12 Cute Bug Pictures to Color)

Our free printable insect coloring pages are cute and perfect for the insect lover in your life. Download any or all 12 PDF color palettes.

Cute Rosy Maple Moth insect coloring page

Hello fellow bug lovers!

Now that it’s spring, we’re starting to see bees and butterflies flying around flowering trees and shrubs.

To celebrate our 6-legged friends, we’re sharing some cute insect coloring pages for everyone to enjoy.

This collection is off to a great start with 12 cute coloring sheets filled with some of our favorite insects. Currently we have bees, butterflies, weevils, praying mantises, ants and ladybugs. However, we will add more bugs such as dragonflies, crickets and beetles in the future.

Have we included your favorite insect yet? If not, please get in touch and let me know what kind of bug you’d like to color!

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Printable insect coloring pages

All of our printable coloring sheets are completely free and easy to download so you can get on with the important work of coloring and adding your own touch! Just scroll over to the palette you linked and click the download button right below it. Then you can download the PDF or print right away!

six insect coloring pages for kids with drawings of moths, weevils, lightning bugs, praying mantises, bees and butterflies

Butterfly and moth coloring pages

We’re starting with some of the most beautiful insects – butterflies and moths! Did you know that one of the things that makes moths and butterflies different is the shape of their antennas? Additionally, their body shapes are also different – butterflies are more slender while moths have plump, cute bodies. Tim understands more here.

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Cute butterfly coloring sheet

Cute butterfly coloring page with swirls

Butterfly friends coloring sheet

This simple coloring page has two butterflies to color and some flowers sprinkled throughout.

Coloring pictures of two butterflies and a few simple flowers

Pink maple butterfly

This adorable pink and yellow fuzzy caterpillar is found in the eastern half of the United States.

Cute Rosy Maple Moth insect coloring page

Two bee friends

While many bee species are solitary (meaning they do not interact socially), bumblebees and honeybees are both known to be social bees that live and work together (source). These two friends are stopping to share some nectar on a sunny day.

coloring picture with two bees drinking nectar from a flower with sun and clouds in the background

Easy coloring sheet bees with honeycomb

two cute bees buzzing around the hive

Weevil coloring page

Weevils are small bugs found around the world. These goofy-looking bugs have won our hearts with their long snouts and big eyes.

Fish eggs

Acorn beetles eat acorns and lay eggs in them. If you see an egg with a small hole, it could be a weevil larva chewing on the egg.

coloring page with cute drawing of an egg beetle

Cute beetle color palette

This funny looking guy is a fly mimicking weevil found in South America. He imitates a fly to fool his predators!

Funny beetle coloring page with beetle standing on a leaf

Praying mantis coloring page

coloring page with a drawing of a cute praying mantis standing on a leafy branch

Lightning beetle (firefly) coloring page

Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, these amazing little bugs are famous for lighting up the night on summer evenings. They are a bit slow so catching and releasing them can be fun (humanely).

Lightning beetle coloring page with insects on jar with stars in the background

Ant coloring page

coloring page of two ants sharing a picnic basket on a picnic blanket

Ladybug color palette

Coloring picture of two cute butterflies perched on a leaf with flowers

I Love Bugs Poster

Here’s a cute insect poster that you can color to celebrate your appreciation for these important little creatures.

insect coloring page with six insects and the text i (heart) bugs

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Thanks and enjoy!


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