This Is Not A Bug

From MinuteEarth.

It’s common to call creepy crawlies bugs, but because entomologists refer to a specific class of insects as bugs, it’s wrong to call other things bugs – right?

To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords:
– Bug: a small insect, or an insect of a large order distinguished by having mouthparts that are modified for piercing and sucking.
– Entomology: the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects.
– Etymology: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
– Insect: a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings.

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