Top 10 Arthropods that are Mistakenly Called InsectsFor those who don't know what an arthropod is, it's an invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, arachnid, or crustacean.
There's a lot of arthropods who get easily mistaken for insects. And I've got a list of ten arthropods who get called insects, but aren't insects.
The Top Ten
People call them bugs all the time. Well guess what? They're not bugs! They're arachnids.
Scorpions are also arachnids.
Isopods are crustaceans.
Despite the name, water fleas are crustaceans.
This extinct creature is not an insect, but belongs to its own class called Trilobita.
Copepods (and other species of plankton) are crustaceans.
Millipedes can't be insects because insects only have three legs while millipedes have more than three.
Same with millipedes. They're not insects because they don't have three legs.
Despite the name, they're not lice. They're crustaceans.
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