How did the betsy bug get a reputation as crazy, as in, "crazy as a betsy bug"?

How did the betsy bug get a reputation as crazy, as in, "crazy as a betsy bug"?

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The correct phrase is "crazy as a bedbug".

Sure I'll give up my guns. But you'll have to pry them from my cold dead fimgers. "A government that fears arms in the hands of people should also fear rope." By Nathan Bedford Forrest "Gun control laws increase the power of government and the criminal element over the average citizen and serve no other purpose." By Robert E. Lee

The Betsy Bug or Bessie bug when turned on its back will claw the air in hopes of grabbing a twig to right itself, but if it stays on its back for an extended period of time (ie overnight) when righted will flip right back on its back and continue clawing the air.

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