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21st Apr '18 9:57:23 PM nombretomado
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Perhaps the most {{egregious}} example, though, is drawing insects with four legs instead of the correct six. [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses This is]] ''[[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses kindergarten]]'' [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses science, people! Kindergarten!]]

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Perhaps the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example, though, is drawing insects with four legs instead of the correct six. [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses This is]] ''[[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses kindergarten]]'' [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses science, people! Kindergarten!]]
23rd Jan '18 10:29:35 PM ElSquibbonator
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* An appalling number of films, stories, and UrbanLegends attribute a parasitoid reproductive strategy -- i.e. FaceFullOfAlienWingWong -- to arthropods that don't do any such thing, purely for BodyHorror's sake. In reality, only a tiny fraction of wasps and flies breed that way, but in fiction it's often associated with beetles or spiders.

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* An appalling number of films, stories, and UrbanLegends attribute a parasitoid reproductive strategy -- i.e. FaceFullOfAlienWingWong -- to arthropods that don't do any such thing, purely for BodyHorror's sake. In reality, only a tiny fraction of certain wasps and flies breed that way, but in fiction it's often associated with beetles or spiders.
14th Jan '18 3:02:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' gave a rather interesting example, in that Entomologists would be crying over an Entomologist crying. Unlike how most scientists are usually portrayed with a sliver of respect, the resident Entomologist is depicted as a grouch whose job is so unimportant that he's being evicted. (Read: the entomologist is LewisBlack being Lewis Black.) In addition, the "dung beetle" he shows is a Hissing Cockroach and he has a number of Pinktoe Tarantulas in an embarrassingly improper setup.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' gave a rather interesting example, in that Entomologists would be crying over an Entomologist crying. Unlike how most scientists are usually portrayed with a sliver of respect, the resident Entomologist is depicted as a grouch whose job is so unimportant that he's being evicted. (Read: the entomologist is LewisBlack Creator/LewisBlack being Lewis Black.) In addition, the "dung beetle" he shows is a Hissing Cockroach and he has a number of Pinktoe Tarantulas in an embarrassingly improper setup.
14th Jan '18 10:05:01 AM nombretomado
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* Of all shows for this to have happened on, ''KrattsCreatures'' screwed it up by showing the view through the critter-cam goggles as a bunch of tiny pictures of the subject when set to "dragonfly". The current thinking is that the images are combined into a blurry composite image.

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* Of all shows for this to have happened on, ''KrattsCreatures'' ''Series/KrattsCreatures'' screwed it up by showing the view through the critter-cam goggles as a bunch of tiny pictures of the subject when set to "dragonfly". The current thinking is that the images are combined into a blurry composite image.
2nd Jan '18 5:53:09 AM Whisky-Priest
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* One episode ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' refers to daddy longlegs as bugs or insects. Daddy longlegs are arachnids.

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* One episode ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' refers to daddy longlegs as bugs or insects. Daddy In the USA, daddy longlegs are arachnids.arachnids. (Note that in the UK, however, daddy longlegs is a nickname for the Cranefly. The arachnid called daddy longlegs in the US is known as a Harvestman in the UK)
6th Oct '17 9:02:33 PM schoi30
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* Pretty much everyone, in fiction and out of it, refers to every insect at some point or another as a bug. In entomology, a bug only refers to the order Hemiptera, aka "true bugs", which contains insects like aphids and cicadas.

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* Pretty much everyone, in fiction and out of it, refers to every insect (and arthropods in general) at some point or another as a bug. In entomology, a bug only refers to the order Hemiptera, aka "true bugs", which contains insects like aphids and cicadas.
6th Oct '17 9:01:31 PM schoi30
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* One episode ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' refers to daddy longlegs as bugs or insects. Daddy longlegs are arachnids.
6th Oct '17 8:59:32 PM schoi30
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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he thinks ''bats'' are bugs.

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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms Earthworms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he thinks ''bats'' are bugs.
6th Oct '17 8:58:23 PM schoi30
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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he thinks ''bats'' are bugs.

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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he thinks ''bats'' are bugs.
6th Oct '17 8:54:43 PM schoi30
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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he calls ''bats'' bugs.

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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin adds an earthworm to his insect collection because "worms are bugs". Worms are from a separate phylum (Annelida) than bugs or insects (Arthropoda). Although it's better than in a later arc where he calls thinks ''bats'' are bugs.
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