Insect Armies! Terrifying Bug Groups ExplainedGrab your butterfly nets, and let's discover some bugged-out group names.
What Is 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 …
Origin of stick insect
First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for stick insect
any of various mostly tropical insects of the family Phasmidae that have an elongated cylindrical body and long legs and resemble twigs: order PhasmidaAlso called (US and Canadian): walking stick See also leaf insect
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