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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
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The Crickets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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The Hives is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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The Bees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Black Moth Super Rainbow... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Moth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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The Kingbees is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Katydids is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Centipede is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Spider is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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The Drones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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The Roches is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Deer Tick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Blowfly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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City of Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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The Locust is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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The Bird and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
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Silkworm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs