Is Bee an Insect or Bug?

Eliza | 12 - 02 - 2020
Is Bee an Insect or Bug?

Bee is a bug or insect? A bee is an insect and it belongs to class Insecta.

What Is the Difference Between an Insect and a Bug?

Entomologists say that the biggest reason for this confusion is the classification issue and because people are used to calling every small living thing bug. But the truth is, all bugs can be called insects, but not all insects are bugs. 

We can tell the difference by the overlapping of their wings and their mouth. When a bug is at rest, the wings will overlap over their backs and the wings of a bee will be flat on their sides. Insects like bees usually have: 

1. How Many Pairs of Wings Do Bees Have?
  • A. 1
  • B. 2
  • C. 3
  • D. 4
  • 2 pairs of wings
  • 3 pair of legs
  • 3 distinct body parts or segments

And also if you look at the mouth of an insect – Bees have a retractable mouthpart that sucks and drinks the food. But bugs have a straight mouth to make a puncture and take its food. 

What is a bee? Plants grow because of bees. We won’t live the way we live without the bees and eat the way we eat without bees. Bee is a member of the Apidae family. There are 20,000 species and there are many differences between them, some make honey and some don’t, some bees sting and others don’t. Few types of bees:    

  • Honey Bees
  • Yellowjackets
  • Bald-Faced Hornets
  • Domesticated Honey Bees
  • Italian
  • Carniolan
  • Russian
  • Africanized
  • Bumblebees
  • Alfalfa Leafcutter Bees
  • Orchard Mason Bees

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