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6th Oct '17 9:02:33 PM schoi30
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* Pretty much everyone, in fiction and out of it, refers to every insect at some point or another as a bug. In entomology, a bug only refers to the order Hemiptera, aka "true bugs", which contains insects like aphids and cicadas.

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* Pretty much everyone, in fiction and out of it, refers to every insect (and arthropods in general) at some point or another as a bug. In entomology, a bug only refers to the order Hemiptera, aka "true bugs", which contains insects like aphids and cicadas.
6th Oct '17 9:01:31 PM schoi30
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* One episode ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' refers to daddy longlegs as bugs or insects. Daddy longlegs are arachnids.
6th Oct '17 8:59:32 PM schoi30
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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he thinks ''bats'' are bugs.

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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms Earthworms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he thinks ''bats'' are bugs.
6th Oct '17 8:58:23 PM schoi30
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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he thinks ''bats'' are bugs.

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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he thinks ''bats'' are bugs.
6th Oct '17 8:54:43 PM schoi30
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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he calls ''bats'' bugs.

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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he calls thinks ''bats'' are bugs.
6th Oct '17 8:53:28 PM schoi30
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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he calls ''bats'' bugs.
10th Sep '17 1:22:27 PM schoi30
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Subtrope of YouFailBiologyForever. Supertrope of InsectGenderBender and FourLeggedInsect. See also FunnyAnimalAnatomy.

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Subtrope of YouFailBiologyForever. Supertrope of InsectGenderBender InsectGenderBender, FourLeggedInsect, and FourLeggedInsect.StockBeehive. See also FunnyAnimalAnatomy.
27th Aug '17 6:57:26 PM StarSword
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* The ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series features a spider that is sometimes fed to people so that it will kill them from the inside out, but can be killed with coffee because the caffeine drives them into heart attacks. Invertebrates are actually much ''less'' affected by caffeine than mammals are: their circulatory systems are very different.
19th Jul '17 8:29:21 AM Bluewyrm
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** Also, there's the common mistake of calling wasps "bees".

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** Also, there's the common mistake of calling wasps "bees". Phylogenetically, all bees are wasps, not the other way around. (And so are ants.) (Biology is very confusing.)
12th May '17 2:40:20 PM schoi30
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* Insects and arachnids are hardly ever portrayed having the correct number of eyes, usually having the standard two. Most insects have five eyes, while arachnids usually have eight eyes.
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