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27th May '18 11:43:22 PM DanielCase
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* The creatures in ''Film/AQuietPlace'' appear to be this, at least based on their legs.
25th Mar '18 11:17:52 AM memememememe
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Inspiration for this trope comes from "Eusocial insects," including the order Hymenoptera (ants and bees) and Termites, who are able to create societies with caste systems and complex habitats similar to that of Human cities. Thus often these aliens will invoke HiveMind, BeePeople, HordeOfAlienLocusts and a philosophy of WeHaveReserves and AttackAttackAttack. A BugWar will often (although not always) feature opponents that actually look like bugs.

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Inspiration Partial inspiration for this trope comes from "Eusocial insects," including the order Hymenoptera (ants and bees) and Termites, who are able to create societies with caste systems and complex habitats similar to that of Human cities. Thus often these aliens will invoke HiveMind, BeePeople, HordeOfAlienLocusts and a philosophy of WeHaveReserves WeHaveReserves, ZergRush and AttackAttackAttack. A BugWar will often (although not always) feature opponents that actually look like bugs.
23rd Mar '18 6:28:54 AM RJP
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* The large intelligent spiders of ''Literature/ChildrenOfTime''. Although the term 'alien' is arguable (being the unforeseen result of an ancient human experiment gone awry on a terraformed planet).
23rd Mar '18 6:11:15 AM memememememe
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You've got HumanoidAliens, and you've got StarfishAliens. Somewhere in between are the Insectoid Aliens.

These are aliens modeled after Earth bugs. Due to WhatMeasureIsANonCute (and arthropods specifically known to provoke fear in humans) such aliens are likely to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, though exceptions do exist (as the page picture shows).

May or may not be related to a HordeOfAlienLocusts.

Expect this trope to invoke a lot of HiveMind and BeePeople, and a philosophy of WeHaveReserves and AttackAttackAttack. A BugWar will often (although not always) feature opponents that actually look like bugs.

Overlaps with BigCreepyCrawlies, though this trope deals specifically with extraterrestrial bugs. The XenomorphXerox also owes a lot to this trope.

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You've got HumanoidAliens, and you've got StarfishAliens. Somewhere in between are the Insectoid Aliens.

These are
Aliens: aliens modeled after Earth bugs. Due to WhatMeasureIsANonCute (and arthropods specifically known to provoke fear in humans) such aliens are likely to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, though exceptions do exist (as the page picture shows).

May or may not be related to a HordeOfAlienLocusts.

Expect
arthropods.

Inspiration for
this trope comes from "Eusocial insects," including the order Hymenoptera (ants and bees) and Termites, who are able to create societies with caste systems and complex habitats similar to that of Human cities. Thus often these aliens will invoke a lot of HiveMind and HiveMind, BeePeople, HordeOfAlienLocusts and a philosophy of WeHaveReserves and AttackAttackAttack. A BugWar will often (although not always) feature opponents that actually look like bugs.

Due to WhatMeasureIsANonCute (and arthropods specifically known to provoke fear in humans) such aliens are likely to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, though exceptions do exist (as the page picture shows). Overlaps with BigCreepyCrawlies, though this trope deals specifically with extraterrestrial bugs. The XenomorphXerox also owes a lot to this trope.
8th Mar '18 3:14:53 PM Nevermore2002
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* The Titans in ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' are giant grasshopper-like aliens that walk upward. Their bodies are laced with titanium to withstand the stronger gravity on the planet Vinea. The Titans are also highly technologically advanced and their bodies are grafted with equipment and cybernetics.
28th Feb '18 3:45:24 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''TabletopGame/{{StarFleetBattles}}'' has the Seltorians, that have brought to the Milky Way the war they had in their home galaxy with the Tholians.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{StarFleetBattles}}'' ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' has the Seltorians, that have brought to the Milky Way the war they had in their home galaxy with the Tholians.
28th Feb '18 3:44:44 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''TabletopGame/{{StarFleetBattles}}'' has the Seltorians, that have brought to the Milky Way the war they had in their home galaxy with the Tholians.
23rd Feb '18 7:18:47 AM Kaiseror
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* ''The Junk Hyenas Diner'' (made by the creater of Webcomic/SlightlyDamned) has the Grom-Grom which look like seven-foot four armed preying mantises, however they are typically laidback [[HerbivoresAreFriendly herbivores]], they also sometimes eat [[AlienLunch rotting plant matter]].
2nd Feb '18 1:27:39 PM Abodos
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Overlaps with BigCreepyCrawlies, though this trope deals specifically with extraterrestrial bugs.

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Overlaps with BigCreepyCrawlies, though this trope deals specifically with extraterrestrial bugs.
bugs. The XenomorphXerox also owes a lot to this trope.
30th Jan '18 6:13:44 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Colobot}}'', all alien lifeforms you come across are for some reason just large insects, such as ants, wasps or spiders.
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