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The Best Bands Named After Bugs  

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List Rules Upvote the top bands with bugs in their names.

What is it about bugs that proves so inspiring? A number of great bands are named after bugs. These musical groups took their name from any number of different insects: bees, flies, butterflies, even locusts. You might be surprised to learn just how many groups have insect band names. When it comes to bands named after insects, you’ll find them in all different musical genres, though predominantly, it seems, in rock music.

To be clear, certain liberties have been taken on this list. It’s doubtful that the Bee Gees had bees in mind when they named the band – but bees are undeniably insects, so they’re on the list. Same for The Beatles. There is no doubt about some of these bands named after a bug, though: W.A.S.P., Papa Roach, and Iron Butterfly all make appearances here. But you might notice that Black Flag is missing – because as an insecticide, it would wipe out most of these poor insect bands.

Which bands with bugs in their names are your favorites? Vote them up!

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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
2
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
3
The Crickets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Crickets Lubbock sound, Rock and roll
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
5
Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
6
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
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Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
New Wave, Gothic rock, Glam punk
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The Hives is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Hives Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo
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The Bees is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Indie rock, Psychedelic rock
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Black Moth Super Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Synthpop, Indietronica, Psychedelic pop
12
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore
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Centipede is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Jazz fusion, Jazz, Progressive rock
14
Spider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Boogie rock
15
Moth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Garage rock, Power pop, Alternative rock
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Deer Tick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
coconnell added Rock music, Alternative country, Indie folk
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The Locust is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Noise rock, Mathcore, Avant-garde music
18
City of Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Post-rock, Screamo, Punk rock
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The Kingbees is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Rock music, Rockabilly
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Katydids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock
21
The Drones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage rock
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The Roches is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
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The Bird and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing
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Mass Movement Of the Moth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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The Reigning Monarchs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Ska, Rockabilly, Punk rock