Weird Nature 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!

list ordered by

1
53 12
The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

2
28 15
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

3
27 18
The Crickets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Lubbock sound, Rock and roll

4
22 18
Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

5
16 11
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

6
14 11
Iron Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
21 20
Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
New Wave, Gothic rock, Glam punk

8
14 13
Papa Roach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

9
14 16
The Hives is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

10
6 12
Black Moth Super Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Synthpop, Indietronica, Psychedelic pop

11
7 14
The Bees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Indie rock, Psychedelic rock

12
4 9
Deer Tick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
coconnell added Rock music, Alternative country, Indie folk

13
4 12
Moth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Garage rock, Power pop, Alternative rock

14
6 16
Alien Ant Farm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore

15
3 12
City of Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Post-rock, Screamo, Punk rock

16
3 12
Spider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Boogie rock

17
3 13
The Kingbees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Rock music, Rockabilly

18
4 16
Katydids is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

19
4 16
The Drones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Punk blues, Rock music, Garage rock

20
3 14
The Roches is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

21
3 14
The Bird and the Bee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing

22
2 12
Centipede is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Jazz fusion, Jazz, Progressive rock

23
2 12
The Locust is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
Noise rock, Mathcore, Avant-garde music

24
2 12
Mass Movement Of the Moth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs

25
2 13
Praying Mantis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Named After Bugs
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Rock music, Heavy metal