Special Bug Field Guide

This page is dedicated to the research and documentation of Inkscape's Special Bugs. Check back regularly as new Special Bugs are discovered to see the wiggly wonders hidden in Inkscape's code!

CHOCO-CHERRY BUG

(Cerasuscimex scelerisque)

+10 BUG POINTS



Number of Choco-Cherry Bugs found so far:
2
First discovered 2019-04-09 12:05 by: mray

Be careful of these! One bite of the Choco-Cherry Bug and you've got cherry liqueur all down your front! These tasty morsels are given to the operating system when Inkscape crashes as an apology for leaving a mess. A little caring and sharing goes a long way to keep relations good in userspace!

SUSHI BUG

(Pisciscimex spira)

+15 BUG POINTS



Number of Sushi Bugs found so far:
3
First discovered 2019-04-10 10:14 by: cameralibre

If you feel you're on a roll while migrating Inkscape bugs, the Sushi Bug can sympathise! These bugs are made from the freshest fishy Inkscape code errors combined with steamed rice, and rolled with seaweed and friendly user feedback to be more palatable.

SODA BUG

(Nitricimex citrus)

+20 BUG POINTS



Number of Soda Bugs found so far:
4
First discovered 2019-04-11 23:26 by: mray

You know it's bad to drink lots of them, but the occasional Soda Bug will certainly do you no harm! Canned at the source, with naturally fizzy water from the Inkscape runtime hot springs, these caffeinated bugs are a nice pick-me-up when dealing with Inkscape's sometimes slow behaviour.

TACO BUG

(Planapanemcimex meaticus)

+25 BUG POINTS



Number of Taco Bugs found so far:
5
First discovered 2019-04-16 10:50 by: nathanal

Among the most endearing of the Inkscape Special bugs is the festive Taco Bug. These bugs only come out to forage on Tuesdays, and spend the rest of the time baking on hot rocks in the Inkscape Code Comments Desert to remain extra crispy. Is that Mariachi Music I hear?

CHEESECAKE BUG

(Caseuscimex crustulam)

+30 BUG POINTS



Number of Cheesecake Bugs found so far:
5
First discovered 2019-04-16 12:54 by: nathanal

Cancel the desert cart, you already know that Cheesecake Bug is going to win based on looks alone! These upmarket pudding bugs are made with the finest cream, whipped from Inkscape's XML parser. It's thought that the strawberries are collected by the bugs themselves and worn like fruity hats in order to attract a mate.

FRIED CHICKEN BUG

(Pullumcimex frixum)

+35 BUG POINTS



Number of Fried Chicken Bugs found so far:
4
First discovered 2019-04-10 10:10 by: cameralibre

Seasoned with 23 different secret spices (and a pinch of salt), the Fried Chicken Bug is an Inkscape special recipe. It roams its greasy, wobbly way through late night coding sessions, when you've had maybe a bit too much to drink, and just want something filling and savoury to munch on... Or maybe that's just me. Dang, I'm really hungry!

BANANA SPLIT BUG

(Fixaglaciescimex gastrius)

+40 BUG POINTS



Number of Banana Split Bugs found so far:
3
First discovered 2019-04-09 12:25 by: mray

Ready for dessert? Grab a spoon and go after an indulgent Banana Split Bug! These tasty bugs nest in colder areas of Inkscape's code base. If uneaten, they either migrate to warmer areas and become shakes or lay forgotten and wedged in the ice, eventually tasting a bit like everything else in the freezer.

MUG BUG

(Poculumcimex capulus)

+45 BUG POINTS



Number of Mug Bugs found so far:
4
First discovered 2019-04-16 13:34 by: Qantas94Heavy

Need a cup-a... somethin? Grab a Mug Bug by the handle and bottoms-up! Sure, there are coffee beans on the outside, but it's not even your cup, so you can have tea or water or whatever was in there to begin with... mmm. Maybe rinse it out first actually.

CACTUS BUG

(Cactaceaecimex pricklius)

+50 BUG POINTS



Number of Cactus Bugs found so far:
3
First discovered 2019-04-09 22:42 by: mray

One should definitely wear thick boots when trudging through Cactus Bug country! Another denizen of the Inkscape Code Comment Desert, some are tall, some are short, but all are quite prickly! This one comes in a nice clay pot and would look smashing on a sunny window sill or desk. Play it some chilled out country folk music to keep it from wandering away.

LIGHTBULB BUG

(Bulbuscimex lux)

+55 BUG POINTS



Number of Lightbulb Bugs found so far:
6
First discovered 2019-04-11 16:04 by: mray

On. Off. On. Off... On... On... Off... On! Behold the binary Inkscape Lightbulb Bug. They can be seen flashing on and off to eachother in the caves of the Western LPE Mountains. They also take to following users around at night and can be helpful to randomly light the path through Inkscape's codebase when no other ilumination is available. They do however keep campers up, so make sure to snag a blindfold bug along the way.

FIRST AID BUG

(Sanitatemcimex ornamentum)

+60 BUG POINTS



Number of First Aid Bugs found so far:
5
First discovered 2019-04-24 09:04 by: Qantas94Heavy

Got a bruised knee? Need a plaster? Try and catch a First Aid Bug! Filled with a variety of wound-patching odds and ends in a convenient waterproof tin, these bugs dart about, attracted to the sound of error message chimes and frustrated grumbling. Fortunately they inhabit all areas of the Inkscape code base, so help is always close by!

MOUSE BUG

(Rodentiscimex electrica)

+65 BUG POINTS



Number of Mouse Bugs found so far:
4
First discovered 2019-04-23 01:26 by: nathanal

There's something wrong, and you can't put your finger on it. No really, you can't! Because your mouse has scurried off the canvas again! Must be a Mouse Bug! Unlike some modern desktop rodentia, the Mouse Bug is completely wireless now, which is a good thing. Lest we forget the great Mouse Bug cable tangle of the 90s. Now all you have to do is worry about keeping them charged up, poor things!

GUB BUG

(Retrorsumcimex palindromum)

+69 BUG POINTS



Number of guB Bugs found so far:
4
First discovered 2019-04-01 03:15 by: doctormo

Oh dear, dear oh !It's the guBBug eht s'tI! Run! !nuR These palindromic little critters make backwards forwards and forwards backwards! They mostly inhabit the Canvas Rotation Valley, and are seen playing about with keyboard arrow keys. That is, when both ends of it decide to do the same thing. Let the tug-of-war commence!

PENKNIFE BUG

(Instrumentacimex eclectica)

+70 BUG POINTS



Number of Penknife Bugs found so far:
4
First discovered 2019-04-16 01:06 by: nathanal

Need a cork screw? How about a very small blade? Maybe a pair of Scissors with a grip too small for your fingers? No? Yea, no one does really. But that doesn't stop us from loving the Penknife Bug! It's not good for doing anything useful, but it's there if you someday need it, and will get in your way when you don't. These bugs are part of Inkscape's Scope Creep lagoons, so be sure to pocket one when you find it. Sure, it's not that useful, but it's cool looking anyway!

CLOUD BUG

(Nubescimex cumulus)

+75 BUG POINTS



Number of Cloud Bugs found so far:
6
First discovered 2019-04-11 21:34 by: mray

It's not a cloud, it's someone else's computer! Well, this is actually a cloud bug, which IS on your computer, floating through the skies over the Inkscape canvas, drifting lazily about and alighting sometimes on the steep cliffsides of the dialog panel. Repeated attemps to catch all of them ultimately failed, as they instinctivly banded together and rained all over the giant vacume cleaner.

80S ALARM BUG

(Fragorcimex insomnis)

+80 BUG POINTS



Number of 80s Alarm Bugs found so far:
6
First discovered 2019-04-09 11:02 by: mray

Time to wake up, it's an 80's Alarm Clock Bug! Famous for scurrying away just as you try to shut them off, these bugs make a truly horrific electronic screetching noise at regular intervals. No one's going to get any sleep with an infestation of these things around, so it's good they are being migrated to GitLab, where someone will be around occasionally to reset them after the power goes out.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUG

(Domumcimex gingiberi)

+85 BUG POINTS



Number of Gingerbread House Bugs found so far:
6
First discovered 2019-04-09 21:05 by: mray

Rumour has it that these Inkscape Gingerbread House Bugs wait until the holiday season is over and adopt all the left over gingerbread houses as homes, much like hermit crabs do with seashells. After months on the shelf, no one is going to be eating these anyway. Too bad there are no Xmas tree bugs to haul away the needle-shedding mess on the sidewalk!

CRYSTAL BUG

(Vicuscimex sharpicus)

+90 BUG POINTS



Number of Crystal Bugs found so far:
3
First discovered 2019-04-11 13:41 by: mray

Did that rock move? Must be a Crystal Bug! Quite often mistaken for pendants and used by some for wholistic healing rituals and aquarium features, this bug makes its home in warm sandy areas of Inkscape code and can sometimes be seen nibbling at fresh documentation.

MOTORCYCLE BUG

(Exolvunturcimex motricium)

+95 BUG POINTS



Number of Motorcycle Bugs found so far:
5
First discovered 2019-04-11 23:42 by: mray

Take a ride (on the wild side?) in the saddle of a "Motorcycle Bug"! It's the leader of the pack, and it doesn't mind revving the engine a bit to show it. Really, you haven't lived until you've seen one do doughnuts with the back wheel spinning. I love the smell of burning rubber! The front legs do just get in the way though.

VEE DOUBLEYOU BUG

(Magnescimex litigium)

+100 BUG POINTS



Number of Vee Doubleyou Bugs found so far:
2
First discovered 2019-04-14 14:03 by: Qantas94Heavy

The ultimate bug for long distance migration road-trips. This one is as stylish as it is creepy with white go-fast racing stripe and classic white-wall tires. Be sure to strap a surf-board to the top of it for when you get to the Ocean of Commented-Out Code. Holiday selfie with the Vee Doubleyou Bug is of course, mandatory.