• Question: hi we really want to know if bugs have organs or bones

    Asked by 323rgaq37 to Rebecca, Matthew, Gareth on 17 Mar 2019.
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      Matthew Smith answered on 17 Mar 2019:

      Bugs do have organs but they are a bit different to ours, For example, their blood system isn’t closed (confined into arteries/veins like ours) but instead flows freely through the body. Bugs still have respiratory, digestive, reproductive organs though.

      In terms of the bones, these creatures are not vertebrates (like humans and dogs etc are) but are invertebrates, meaning that they have an external non-living skeleton (exoskeleton) outside their body. This exoskeleton is kind of like the armour of the bug, protecting its insides from harm.