It is colloquial to call everything in this section a bug. To an entomologist (someone who studies insects) a bug has mouth parts that are adapted for piercing and sucking. It does not include insects whose mouth is used for chewing, and certainly not the non-insect arthropods such as ticks and spiders. But, as a grab-bag title for the rest of us, including these beasties under the rubric of bugs works rather well. So…, bugs it is.

There are perhaps 20,000 species of bugs in the Province. John Acorn, in his delightful Bugs of British Columbia, presented 125 of them. It will be a long time before I come close to even that number—yet, this section will grow.

   butterflies  diurnal flyer which rests with wings down or up
   moths  nocturnal flyer which rests with wings folded
   dragonflies  large long–abdomen flyer
   damselflies  small long–abdomen flyer
   notorious bugs  tick, mosquito, conifer seed bug
   hymenoptera  bees and wasps
   flies  true flies, ones with two wings
   spiders  not an insect
   true bugs  sucking bugs
   miscellaneous  a grab bag of items which will likely change

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