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19th Jul '17 8:29:21 AM Bluewyrm
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** Also, there's the common mistake of calling wasps "bees".

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** Also, there's the common mistake of calling wasps "bees". Phylogenetically, all bees are wasps, not the other way around. (And so are ants.) (Biology is very confusing.)
12th May '17 2:40:20 PM schoi30
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* Insects and arachnids are hardly ever portrayed having the correct number of eyes, usually having the standard two. Most insects have five eyes, while arachnids usually have eight eyes.
5th May '17 3:05:43 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''{{Pokemon}}'', out of at least two dozen arthropod-based {{Pokemon}} (as of Generation V), exactly ''two'' even have the right number of limbs (ladybug-based Ledyba and Ledian have six, the caterpillar-based ones vary, the rest of the insects have four, and arachnid-based ones have six). But then, real arthropods don't generally grow to human size, either (Scyther), nor can they shoot their stingers at you (Beedrill). Nor do their shed shells come to life (Shedinja).

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* In ''{{Pokemon}}'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', out of at least two dozen arthropod-based {{Pokemon}} Pokémon (as of Generation V), exactly ''two'' even have the right number of limbs (ladybug-based Ledyba and Ledian have six, the caterpillar-based ones vary, the rest of the insects have four, and arachnid-based ones have six). But then, real arthropods don't generally grow to human size, either (Scyther), nor can they shoot their stingers at you (Beedrill). Nor do their shed shells come to life (Shedinja).
8th Apr '17 5:55:25 PM nombretomado
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* An aversion occurs in ''{{Rifts}}''. [[TheEmpire The Coalition States]], as part of its doctrine of making all of its war machine look scary, employs a number of {{Spider Tank}}s called Spider-Skull Walkers (the first generation looked like a human skull with spider legs sprouting from where the spine would be). There are currently three different varieties of Spider-Skull walker, and all three have six legs. A RunningGag for them is an editor's note appearing right after said description which states "Yes, we know spiders have eight legs." One type is built to look like a scorpion, and it has six legs, plus the pincers, suggesting that the designers were aware that a scorpion's pincers aren't really limbs (as mentioned above, in General).

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* An aversion occurs in ''{{Rifts}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}''. [[TheEmpire The Coalition States]], as part of its doctrine of making all of its war machine look scary, employs a number of {{Spider Tank}}s called Spider-Skull Walkers (the first generation looked like a human skull with spider legs sprouting from where the spine would be). There are currently three different varieties of Spider-Skull walker, and all three have six legs. A RunningGag for them is an editor's note appearing right after said description which states "Yes, we know spiders have eight legs." One type is built to look like a scorpion, and it has six legs, plus the pincers, suggesting that the designers were aware that a scorpion's pincers aren't really limbs (as mentioned above, in General).
13th Mar '17 5:29:57 PM Chiropteru
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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': In the episode "Bed & Breakfast", a supposed entomologist attempts to entice his beetles to breed by using pheromones supposedly produced by the "queen" beetle to attract males. There are no known beetle species that live in eusocial colonies with "queens".
14th Feb '17 2:09:20 PM schoi30
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** Not to mention depicting wasps and hornets as honey-makers. Bees make honey because they gather pollen from flowers, whereas wasps and hornets are carnivores and eat other insects.

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** Not to mention depicting all wasps and hornets as honey-makers. Bees make honey because they gather pollen from flowers, whereas wasps and hornets are carnivores and eat other insects. That said, some species of wasps and hornets do make honey, but it is inedible.


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* Praying mantises will usually be drawn having their arms ending at the tibia, lacking the tarsus at the end which is used for walking.
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.
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