Insects have been around 310 Million years, and they outnumber all living things, making up 57% of organisms, and 80% of animals. So it is only natural that we would write songs about them, make references to them in our poetry, films and artwork. I have made a list of all the music that I have ever heard of with insects mentioned. This list will never be finished, so feel free to /msg me about additions.


Buddy Holly and the Crickets, The Beatles, Alien Ant Farm, Adam and the Ants, Wasp, Papa Roach, The Yellowjackets, The Hives, Moth, Iron Butterfly, Insect Funeral, Insect Jazz, Insect Opera, Insect Surfers, Startled Insects, Katydids, Happycrickets, Grasshopper and the Golden Crickets, Grasshopper Highway, Grasshopper Takeover, Chrome Locust, Hungry Locust, Locust Fudge, Distant Locust Horse Flies, Domestic Flies, Tse Tse Fly, Twenty Ton Fly, Lounge Fly, Madfly, Milky Fly, Flyscreen Flyspeck, Fly Swatter, The Maggots from Mars, Baby Flies, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Fly Ashtray, Busy Bee, Killer Bee, Dance Bee, Sick Bees, Sugar Bees, Honey and the Bees, Chico and the Hornets, Bee Stung Lips, Sting(?), Freddie and the Fleas, Atomic Flea, Beach Flea, Fleaboy, Saturn's Flea Collar, Roach Motel Style, Roachpowder, Butterfly Temple, Butterfly Train, Butterfly Messiah, Butterfly Tree, Butterfly Child, Termites, Firefly, Fire Fly, Kory and the FirefliesThe Bee Gees


Dragonfly (label) - Order Odonata (albums)
Locust abortion technitian (album) - Butthole Surfers
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (album) - David Bowie

SONGS (arranged by order)

ANOPLURA (sucking lice)

Crab Louse - Lords of Acid
Strangers in my Shorts - Bob and Tom


Beetles - Aphex Twin
Ladybug - The Mathletes
Glow Worm - Mills Brothers
Fireflies - Fleetwood Mac
Firefly - Tony Bennett
Firefly Light - Burr Oak Ensemble

Boll Weevil - Brook Benton
Alexander Beetle - Melanie

DICTYOPTERA (Cockroaches, Praying Mantids)

La Cucaracha
Cockroach - Albert King
Praying Mantis - Don Dixon

DIPTERA (Flies, Mosquitoes)

Spanish Fly - Van Halen
Farmhouse - Phish
Blue Tail Fly (Jim Crack Corn) - Burl Ives
Through Flies Eyes - Haywood Banks
Maggots - Gwar



Bug a Boo - Destiny's Child
Bugs - Pearl Jam
The Bug - Soul Coughing, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Windora Bug - Phish
Boxelder Bug Song
Brain Bug - Squarepusher
The Full Bug - Van Halen
Bug Bytes - Alien Ant Farm
That Bug Bit Me - Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
The Jitterbug - Cab Calloway

HOMOPTERA (Cicadas, Leafhoppers, Aphids)

HYMENOPTERA (Bees, Wasps, Ants)

The Ants Go Marching... - Traditional
Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band
Army Ants - Stone Temple Pilots

Honey Bee - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Flight of the Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov
Bumble Bee - Bambee (Dance Dance Revolution)
Worker Bee - Dirty Rotten Imbicile, Lil Kim
Queen Bee - Grand Funk Railroad
King Bee - Pink Floyd
I'm a King Bee - The Doors

The WASP - The Doors
Whale and Wasp - Alice in Chains
Queen Wasp - The Misfits

ISOPTERA (Termites)

LEPIDOPTERA (Butterflies, Moths)

ButterflyWeezer, Crazy Town, Mariah Carey, Tori Amos, Mason Jennings,, Lenny Kravitz, Tapping the Vein, Mosdell/Kanno (from Cowboy Bebop)
Butterflies - Michael Jackson, DJ Mystic, Toad the Wet Sprocket
Bullet with Butterfly Wings - The Smashing Pumpkins
Butterfly on a Wheel - The Mission
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
Butterfly in Reverse - Counting Crows
Love is like a Butterfly - Dolly Parton
Loss, Strain, and Butterflies - Matchbox 20
Butterfly Stream - Ed Van Fleet
Dog and Butterfly - Heart
Scream of the Butterfly - Acid Bath
Butterflies don’t lie - Kaci
Elusive Butterfly - Glenn Campbell
Butterfly, I'll Set you Free - Perry Como
Poor Butterfly - Sarah Vaughan
The Butterfly Collector - The Jam
Butterflies and Airplanes - Clarks
Madame Butterfly - Puccini
Butterfly Etude - Chopin

Moths - Jethro Tull
Moth in the Incubator - Flaming Lips
The MothAimee Mann
Teenage Immigrant Welfare Moth - Austin Lounge Lizards
Moth Eaten Deer Head - The Locust
Black Light Trap - Shriekback

NEUROPTERA (Lacewings, Ant Lions)

ODONATA (Dragonflies, Damselflies)

Dragonfly - The Thorns,, DJ Sakin Friends, Blondie, Dust for Life, Sound Factory, A-ha, the Mission
Dragonfly on Bay Street - Ron Sexsmith

ORTHOPTERA (Grasshoppers, Katydids, Crickets)

The Cricket Ballet - Chet Atkins


Spanish Flea - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass


Spiders - Space
Arthropod - Hovercraft
Boris the Spider - The Who
The Itsy Bitsy Spider - traditional
Spiderwebs - No Doubt
Cinnamon Spider - Jack off Jill
Spider in my Room - Barenaked Ladies
Spiders - System of a Down

Special thanks to my Entomology Teacher, Tom Turpin

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