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RE: Pill bugs/sow bugs

Narda, maybe you know this for a fact, but asking me if it's right: doesn't
sound right! I always thought "bug" was the street word for "insect."

OK, so I checked my little deskside dictionary. Bug is defined first as an
insect "or other creeping or crawling invertibrate animal."

Insect seems to be a subgroup of bugs: "any of a major group of small,
usually winged animals (as flies, bees, beetles, and moths) with three pairs
of legs."  Thinking of insects as animals is another strange thing even tho
I know they're part of the fauna....

So spiders and centipedes are also bugs but not insects. Very
interesting--thanks for the note!


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com
[mailto:owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of NardaA@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2001 8:05 PM
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
Subject: Re: Pill bugs/sow bugs

In a message dated 3/25/01 9:03:50 PM Eastern Standard Time,
diannthoma@earthlink.net writes:

<< So, are Arthropoda bugs??  (Looked like that's what they were.)

Yes bugs, but not insects.  Insects are bugs but bugs are not necessarily
insects.  Sound right?  N.
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