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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
The Beatles Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

The Grossest Bugs on Earth The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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13 3
The Crickets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Crickets Lubbock sound, Rock and roll

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9 5
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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9 6
The Hives is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Hives Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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9 7
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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7 5
Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Iron Butterfly Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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10 8
Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Adam and The Ants New Wave, Gothic rock, Glam punk

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4 4
The Bees is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Bees Indie rock, Psychedelic rock

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5 7
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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4 5
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Papa Roach Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

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2 4
The Kingbees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Kingbees Rock music, Rockabilly

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2 4
Black Moth Super Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Black Moth Super Rainbow Synthpop, Indietronica, Psychedelic pop

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2 5
The Reigning Monarchs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Reigning Monarchs Ska, Rockabilly, Punk rock

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2 5
The Bird and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Bird and the Bee Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing

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2 5
Mass Movement Of the Moth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs

The Best Bands Named After Songs 15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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2 6
Praying Mantis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Praying Mantis New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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1 4
Insect Surfers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Insect Surfers Surf rock

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1 4
Earwigs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Earwigs Rock music

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3 7
The Drones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Drones Punk blues, Rock music, Garage rock

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2 6
The Roches is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Roches Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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2 6
Persephone's Bees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Persephone's Bees Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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1 5
Moth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Moth Garage rock, Power pop, Alternative rock

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1 5
Centipede is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Centipede Jazz fusion, Jazz, Progressive rock

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1 5
Halo of Flies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Halo of Flies Rock music, Noise rock

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1 5
City of Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
City of Caterpillar Post-rock, Screamo, Punk rock

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1 5
Drawn from Bees is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Drawn from Bees Rock music, Progressive rock, Art rock

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1 5
Spider is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Spider New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Boogie rock

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3 8
Katydids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Katydids Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

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2 7
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Alien Ant Farm Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

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2 7
Insect Warfare is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Insect Warfare Metal, Grindcore

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1 6
Blowfly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Blowfly Hip hop music, Comedy, Soul music

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1 6
Silkworm is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Silkworm Indie rock

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1 6
The Locust is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
The Locust Noise rock, Mathcore, Avant-garde music

34
0 5
Doug and The Slugs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Doug and The Slugs Canadian rock, Pop music, Rock music

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0 5
Royale Monarchs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Royale Monarchs Rock music