- “Circus bugs?! How can you be circus bugs?!”
- ―Flik, finding out that the warrior bugs aren't who he thought they were
The Circus Bugs are a group of bugs who are trained to be circus performers, but mistaken as warrior bugs by Flik in the film A Bug's Life. Flik first sees them in the city doing a Robin Hood act, believing them to be warriors, and then convinces them to come to Ant Island to help him with his "bug problem."
- Princess Atta: "You mean you're not warriors?"
P.T. Flea: "Are you kidding? These guys are the lousiest circus bugs you've ever seen, and they're gonna make me rich!"
- —Princess Atta, shocked to learn the truth about the Circus Bugs from P.T. Flea
The circus bugs consist of:
- P.T. Flea: Ringmaster
- Francis: Clown
- Slim: Clown
- Heimlich: Clown
- Dim: "Lion/Ferocious Beast"
- Rosie: "Lion-Tamer"
- Tuck and Roll: "Human" cannonballs
- Manny: Magician
- Gypsy: Manny's Lovely Assistant
- Molt ("Tiny"): Strongman
- Ants (about 8): Acrobats
- Fireflies: Lighting, Snacks, Setup
- Spider: Musician
- Millipedes: Travel
- The circus bugs made a cameo appearance as circus cars during the end credits of Cars.