Beauties of the South! 🐛🕷🕸🦗🦟🦂🐜🐞🐌🦋🐝 BUGS!!! Oh but how STUNNING Southern bugs can be!
On a walk to pick up my son from school we saw the most amazing butterfly having some afternoon nectar south style. 🌺🌹🌺 Then I was asked, “Mommy, what’s the difference between a BUG and an INSECT?”
We tend to use the word bug loosely for any very small creature with legs. However, a true bug is defined as belonging to the order Hemiptera. These creatures characteristically have tough forewings and lack teeth, such as beetles. True bugs have a stylet (a mouth shaped like a straw) that they use to suck juices from plants. :
Insects belong to the class Insecta and they are characterized by three-part bodies, usually two pairs of wings, and three pairs of legs, (e.g., bees and mosquitoes). Arthropods (spiders, ticks, centipedes, etc.) is a separate phylum from bugs and insects. All of this does not mean that you are wrong to call various insects bugs; because of the common usage of this meaning, it is certainly acceptable. :
Arachnids are creatures with two body segments, eight legs, no wings or antennae and are not able to chew. Scorpions, mites, and ticks are also part of the arachnid family.
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