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Created by TheDammit, 385 days ago, 699 views

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brendaniel385 days ago

@TheDammit

Not all insects are bugs, but bugs are insects from the Hemiptera order, Heteroptera suborder, which are characterized by their piercing and sucking mouths. Only those insects which have mouths that are beak-like are classified as bugs.They are also known as true bugs and are usually warm bloodied parasites.

They have thick, leathery front wings with colored parts near their bodies and clear parts at the end of the wings. Their hind wings are clear and are located under their front wings, or they may lack hind wings altogether. They show incomplete metamorphosis with only three life stages as compared to complete metamorphosis which have four: First, they begin their lives as eggs, then become nymphs or larva which can live on dry land or in the water, and then finally develop into winged adults or imago.

Examples of bugs are: spittle bug, lace bug, assassin bug, Maori bug, stink bug, water bug, water skater, water boatman, water scorpion, kissing bug, bed bug, leaf hopper, mealy bug, chinch, cicada, frog hopper, and harlequin bug.
While cockroaches may be considered as bugs by most people, they are not. They are just insects characterized by their three body parts composed of the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. They usually have six legs although some insects may have more.


While bugs have three life stages, most insects have four. They start off as eggs, then larva or nymph (aquatic or non aquatic), pupa wherein they are sealed inside a cocoon and experience significant biological changes until they develop into adults. Most adult insects have wings with the exception of primitive species, and some insects that exist today like ants, with only those that are reproductive members have wings which they eventually shed after mating.
All adult insects have antennae which are jointed at the base and act as sensory organs that help them detect heat, touch, sound, motion, smell, and taste. They have amazing capabilities. Some can carry loads that are several times their body weight.
Examples of insects are: beetles, dragonflies, aphids, butterflies, army worm, root maggots, moths, bees, wireworm, wasps, flies, grasshoppers, crickets, ants, and cockroaches.


Summary:

1.Insects are animals that have three body parts; the head, thorax, and abdomen while bugs are types of insects.
2.Most insects undergo complete metamorphosis, that is, they have four life stages (egg, larva/nymph, pupa, adult) but some insects like bugs only have three life stages (egg, larva/nymph, adult) or incomplete metamorphosis.
3.Bugs differ from other insects in the kind of mouths that they have which are beak like and are intended for piercing and sucking.
4.The wings of bugs are also different from other insects because they sometimes lack hind wings.

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chakramed385 days ago

hi
simple : insect crawls and bug can fly


regards,

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ha14385 days ago

@TheDammit

•insects are a class within the phylum Arthropoda, along with class Arachnida (spiders, mites, scorpions), class Crustacea (crabs, shrimps), class Myriapoda (millipedes) etc characterized by three-part bodies, usually two pairs of wings, and three pairs of legs, (e.g., bees and mosquitoes).
•A bug is a certain type of insect, a true bug is defined as belonging to the order Hemiptera, meaning half wing referring to some bugs looking like they have half a wing showing and half a wing hidden... True bugs have a stylet that they use to suck plant juices from plants or use their stylets to suck blood from other insects.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemiptera
Hemiptera is split to
1) Heteroptera: The Heteroptera are a group of about 40,000 species of insects in the order Hemiptera. Sometimes called "true bugs", Heteroptera (different wings) where the forewings have the hard covers ending in a membrane wing while the hind wings are all membrane (includes stink bugs and assassin bugs).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heteroptera
2) Homoptera: Homoptera is a suborder of order Hemiptera that is considered by some taxonomists to be paraphyletic, and therefore deprecated (obsolete). Homoptera (same wing) where all the wings look the same such as cicadas and leafhoppers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homoptera

Not all insects are bugs, but bugs are insects from the Hemiptera order, those insects which have mouths that are beak-like are classified as bugs. While bugs have three life stages, most insects have four. They start off as eggs, then larva or nymph (aquatic or non aquatic),
http://www.differencebetween.net/science/nature/difference-between-insects-and-bugs/#ixzz4R2vBjwwM

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Aravi385 days ago

Hi @TheDammit

Bug have strong oval shape or circular shaped body.

May or may not have set of wings or false structure of wings.

It belongs to Heteroptera.

Regards,

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nuklin385 days ago

@TheDammit
All bugs are insects but not all insects are bugs.


A bug is a certain type of insect. Some examples you might be familiar with are the boxelder bug, milkweed bug, assassin bug, and stink bug.



True bugs have a stylet (a mouth shaped like a straw) that they use to suck plant juices from plants. The assassin bugs use their stylets to suck blood from other insects.



True bugs are listed within the order called Hemiptera. Insects in this order are different from other insect orders, such as Hymenoptera (ants and bees), Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), or Diptera (flies and mosquitoes).




Sources: True Bugs | ASU - Ask A Biologist
https://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/true-bugs




General Facts About Insects and Bugs | Scholastic.com
www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/general-facts-about-insects-and-bugs



Goodluck!!!

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starparticle385 days ago

@TheDammit
a bug pesters you, even may frighten thus you diminish its worth by referring to the derogatory whereas an insect may very well dop the same thing but it hasnt, therefore there is a sense of respect with calling it an insect.

and by the way i saw your name....im sewing a Dammit Doll for my friend on her birthday...see?

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