Quote Originally Posted by John Austin View Post
Sorry about your neg' but you confuse me. You refer to a bug and to a mosquito, which was it? A bug is specifically an insect of the order Hemiptera, with piercing-sucking mouth parts, A mosquito is in the order Diptera, fies, and while they also have sucking mouth parts are definitely not bugs
Maybe not by formal definition, but come on...

Informal defintions are still definitions, and are valid. Butterflies, moths, houseflies, mosquitos, roaches, spiders, and so on, are bugs. In the non-scientific, common meaning of the word.
So are old Volkswagens (in fact both bugs and beetles), surreptitious listening devices, failures in software, and my neighbor's little annoying chihuahua (well, that's what I call it, when I'm not calling it a rat.)