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This is a list of works focused primarily on bugs. As in, insects, arachnids, centipedes, etc. Other invertebrates like worms, slugs and snails may also get lumped together with them. Some works feature them as the anthropomorphic main characters, others feature humans dealing with them in one way or another, while some are just depicting them as animals doing their own thing.

A work just having an insect or some other bug, no matter how big, does not qualify. Bugs must be the main characters, the main threat, or otherwise central to the plot. Such works invariably use at least one or several tropes from the Insect Index or Invertebrate Index, and also tend to frequently feature them in the Mouse World, and in cases they don't, they depict them as Big Creepy-Crawlies instead.

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See also the Dinosaur Media for another animal phyla-based index. Compare with Insectoid Aliens for insect-like creatures from another planet. Has nothing to do with the other kind of bugs.


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Insects

These works primarily focus on insects or emphasize them over other bugs.
    Anime and Manga 

    Asian Animation 
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    Comic Books 

    Film — Animated 

    Film — Live-Action 

    Literature 

    Tabletop Games 
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    Theatre 

    Video Games 

    Visual Novels 

    Webcomics 

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 

Arachnids, centipedes, etc.

These works focus primarily on arachnids, centipedes and other non-insect bugs with exoskeletons, or emphasize them more than other bugs.
    Anime and Manga 

    Eastern Animation 

    Film — Live-Action 

    Literature 

    Video Games 

    Web Animation 

    Webcomics 

    Western Animation 

Gastropods and worms

These works focus primarily on worms and gastropods (slugs and snails), or emphasize them more than other bugs.

    Film — Animated 

    Film — Live-Action 

    Literature 

    Video Games 

    Western Animation 
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Mirthworms
    • A Merry Mirthworm Christmas (1984)
    • A Mirthworm Masquerade (1987)
    • Mirthworms on Stage (1988)

Assorted

These works feature multiple kinds of bugs, insect or non-insect alike, but do not emphasize one over another.
    Literature 

    Music 

    Video Games 

    Webcomics 
  • Jungle Juice (the setting is a society of humanoids with insect-based powers)

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