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31st Dec '15 8:15:34 PM DrY9K
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* The 2005 TV movie ''Mansquito'', alternatively called ''Mosquito Man.'' Just the titles alone are enough to bring an entomologist to tears. Where to begin? [[CaptainObvious The title makes it obvious]], but the monster in the movie is a mutant hybrid between a mosquito and a human, a la ''Film/TheFly1986.'' The human in question is male, yet as Mansquito, he goes around killing people and drinking their blood. What makes it worse is that the movie actually ''does'' include a female human/mosquito hybrid, but she's mostly harmless and is also the protagonist, even if she ''does'' crave blood as well. To add insult to injury, Mansquito begins stalking her so they can mate and start a species of freakish humansquitoes. Mind you, the female is a scientist and the male is a convict she was experimenting on. Apparently, it was too hard to swap the genders and have a male protagonist who only feeds on fruits and veggies, since, [[SarcasmMode as we all know]], [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale it's impossible for a female to stalk a male so she mate with him against his will]].
17th Dec '15 11:36:07 AM de.barros12345@gmail.com
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* The bug-like aliens from Literature/Ender'sGame and it's sequels are a nice subversion, at least in most regards. Their societies are very female oriented, including by using female pronouns to refer to to a multi-gendered group (like humans use the male ones). They also evolved an internal skeleton, which allowed them to grow much larger.

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* The bug-like aliens from Literature/Ender'sGame Literature/EndersGame and it's sequels are a nice subversion, at least in most regards. Their societies are very female oriented, including by using female pronouns to refer to to a multi-gendered group (like humans use the male ones). They also evolved an internal skeleton, which allowed them to grow much larger.
17th Dec '15 11:33:20 AM de.barros12345@gmail.com
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** There's also the case of how these creatures could bring the end of the world, seeing that while they can infect people to carry their eggs, the whole plot of the books happens in a poor, almost desert town in the US, and the American continent is essentially a giant island, and praying mantises are notoriously bad fliers and swimmers.

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** There's also the case of how these creatures could bring the end of the world, seeing that while they can infect people to carry their eggs, the whole plot of the books happens in a poor, almost desert town in the US, and TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, since the American continent is essentially a giant island, and praying mantises are notoriously bad fliers and swimmers. swimmers (they can infect human to carry their eggs, but the events of the novel take place in a scarcely populated, almost desert town), so this is likely a case of UnreliableNarrator.
17th Dec '15 11:27:53 AM de.barros12345@gmail.com
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* The giant bugs in Literature/GrasshopperJungle are similar to praying mantises, and they are described as being very fast and strong. In reality, the exoskeleton should have made heavy and slow, and the giant bugs shouldn't have been capable of surviving, since a bug's breathing mechanism only works because they're small.
**There's also the case of how these creatures could bring the end of the world, seeing that while they can infect people to carry their eggs, the whole plot of the books happens in a poor, almost desert town in the US, and the American continent is essentially a giant island, and praying mantises are notoriously bad fliers and swimmers.
* The bug-like aliens from Literature/Ender'sGame and it's sequels are a nice subversion, at least in most regards. Their societies are very female oriented, including by using female pronouns to refer to to a multi-gendered group (like humans use the male ones). They also evolved an internal skeleton, which allowed them to grow much larger.
13th Sep '15 1:51:19 PM eroock
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->''"[[MemeticMutation NOT THE BEES.]] Also, Neal Adams? Has never seen what a bee looks like. Itís like someone just described the idea of a bee to him in really abstract terms and he took his best shot."''\\
--'''[[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-odyssey-neal-adams-review/ Laura Hudson]]''', "The Complete and Utter Insanity of ''ComicBook/BatmanOdyssey''"

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->''"[[MemeticMutation NOT THE BEES.]] Also, Neal Adams? Has never seen what a bee looks like. Itís like someone just described the idea of a bee to him in really abstract terms and he took his best shot."''\\
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-->-- '''[[http://comicsalliance.
com/batman-odyssey-neal-adams-review/ Laura Hudson]]''', "The Complete and Utter Insanity of ''ComicBook/BatmanOdyssey''"
29th Jul '15 2:20:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheSecretSaturdays Munya]] is supposed to transform into a spider/human hybrid, but looks much more like a red ''IncredibleHulk'' with fangs, claws and four tiny legs poking out of his back.

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* [[TheSecretSaturdays Munya]] ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Munya is supposed to transform into a spider/human hybrid, but looks much more like a red ''IncredibleHulk'' with fangs, claws and four tiny legs poking out of his back.
29th Jul '15 2:20:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the "Turner Classic Birdman" episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', a Reducto-shrunk Birdman contends with "a spider... with only six legs!" When he gets a call from Falcon 7 that Vulturo has stolen a hydrogen bomb and feebly insists he has to deal with this emergency first, Falcon 7 isn't sympathetic. "Let's see, hydrogen bomb... gimp spider. Hydrogen bomb or gimp spider, ooooooh...."

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* In the "Turner Classic Birdman" episode of ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', a Reducto-shrunk Birdman contends with "a spider... with only six legs!" When he gets a call from Falcon 7 that Vulturo has stolen a hydrogen bomb and feebly insists he has to deal with this emergency first, Falcon 7 isn't sympathetic. "Let's see, hydrogen bomb... gimp spider. Hydrogen bomb or gimp spider, ooooooh...."



* The second episode of ''DinkTheLittleDinosaur'' had a fully-grown insect hatch out of a clearly-reptilian egg.
* Averted in the bees episode of ''TheMagicSchoolBus'': the hive is shown correctly. The show [[{{Edutainment}} being what it is]], they would've had no excuse for getting it wrong.
* An episode of ''BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' had army ants that live in anthills and eat sugar. Army ants are known for not forming permanent nests like other ants and instead continuously roam in swarms, not to mention they are carnivorous.

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* The second episode of ''DinkTheLittleDinosaur'' ''WesternAnimation/DinkTheLittleDinosaur'' had a fully-grown insect hatch out of a clearly-reptilian egg.
* Averted in the bees episode of ''TheMagicSchoolBus'': ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'': the hive is shown correctly. The show [[{{Edutainment}} being what it is]], they would've had no excuse for getting it wrong.
* An episode of ''BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' had army ants that live in anthills and eat sugar. Army ants are known for not forming permanent nests like other ants and instead continuously roam in swarms, not to mention they are carnivorous.
5th Jun '15 8:05:37 PM schoi30
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', where beehives are correctly portrayed.

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* Averted in ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', where wild beehives are correctly portrayed.portrayed as walls of honeycomb inside hollow trees.
1st Jun '15 2:09:41 PM schoi30
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* Averted in ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'', where beehives are correctly portrayed.
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23rd May '15 2:41:41 PM Vermis
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** Later, the characters are attacked by a massive swarm of ants. Indy calls them 'Siafu; which is a native name for Driver ants, which only live in Africa. [[MisplacedWildlife The story is set in South America]], which does have terrifying carnivorous ants, but these are members of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_ant a different subfamily of ants]].

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** Later, the characters are attacked by a massive swarm of ants. Indy calls them 'Siafu; 'Siafu'; which is a native name for Driver ants, which only live in Africa. [[MisplacedWildlife The story is set in South America]], which does have terrifying carnivorous ants, but these are members of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_ant a different subfamily of ants]].
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