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The Best Bands Named After Bugs

Updated July 29, 2021 1.5k votes 271 voters 28.8k views37 items

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What is it about bugs that proves so inspiring? A number of great bands are named after bugs. In fact, these musical groups took their names from any number of different insects, such as bees, flies, butterflies, roaches, and 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 artists being named after a bug, though. Some famous groups featured below include W.A.S.P., Papa Roach, and Iron Butterfly. 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 based on the quality of their songs rather than simply their fame or following. 

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