Lazily working on a small embroidered sketch of a Murgantia histrionica, also known as a Harlequin Stink Bug, which should have been finished by now except for the atypically rowdy visitors at the Museum today and the lack of an embroidery hoop. Since the planned on stink bug is not ready, here is a list of things that aren’t biologically speaking bugs vs a list of things which are biologically speaking bugs.
A list of things which are not, biologically speaking, bugs:
Lobsters. Sorry, they’re not bugs. They’re crustaceans.
And whatever in the hell this thing is:
A list of things which are, in fact, biologically speaking, bugs:
and, of course,
True bugs, order Hemiptera, are arthropods (jointed exoskeletons, three body parts, six legs, two sets of wings and a multiple stage metamorphosis life style) and as put by the Encyclopedia of Life “are characterized by unique mouthparts modified to form an articulated beak (rostrum) for piercing and sucking liquid food.” So, insects with straws for mouths like you’d find on a juice pack. That’s a bug. The others are all impostors.
“Hemiptera.” Encyclopedia of Life, available from http://eol.org/pages/539/overview. Accessed August 31, 2014.
“Hemiptera.” Wikipedia, available from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemiptera. Accessed August 31, 2014.