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The Arachnids (more commonly known as Bugs), are a fictional alien race from the movie Starship Troopers. Note that the bugs in the movie differ considerably of those in the novel on which it's based. In the novel, the bugs are called "Pseudo-Arachnids". Many fantasy stories and worlds call their main sapient humanoid species races rather than species. ... Starship Troopers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

The bugs in the movie are basically portrayed as mindless insects. However, at the beginning of the film, when Rico and Carmen dissect another species of alien insects, the biology teacher states that the Arachnids have millions of years of evolution behind them and now have the ability to colonize planets "by hurling their spore into space". In the novel, it is established that the Bugs have spacecraft, beam weapons and advanced technology, far from the mindless insects of the movie. Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution by natural selection. ... Colonization is the act where life forms move into a distant area where their kind is sparse or not yet existing at all and set up new settlements in the area. ...

Types of bugs

  • Brain Bug—Leader of a Bug colony. It is created when a colony's size reaches three hundred generations. It is hinted at in the novel that the Brain Bug is telepathic and shares a symbiotic relationship with the Bug Colony (i.e. If it dies, the colony dies). Whereas In the movie, it feeds and assimilates knowledge by drinking a human's brain, and is carried by thousands of small cockroach insects called Chariot Bugs.
  • Plasma Bug—Resembles a giant firefly. Has the ability to launch a massive plasma burst into orbit, which can deflect an asteroid or slice a ship in two. It is most vulnerable when creating a plasma burst.
  • Hopper—Resembles a giant wasp. It glides rather than flies, and decapitates men.
  • Warrior—Most common. Has four legs and two giant pinchers which are used for defense. In the novel, Warriors are armed with beam or plasma based weaponry.
  • Worker— The Worker Bugs do the manual labour for the Colony. They are defenceless and flee at the first sign of danger.
  • "Body snatcher"—Resemble small spiders. Enters through the mouth and take control of a person's mind. These bugs were used in an attempt to conquer the Federation. They were first seen in the sequel "Hero of the Federation".

In politics and in history, a colony is a territory under the immediate political control of a geographically-distant state (or city, in ancient times). ... Families Blaberidae Blattellidae Blattidae Cryptocercidae Polyphagidae A cockroach is an insect of the order Blattodea (or Blattaria). ... Tribes Brachinini Paussini Ozaenini Metriini Bombardier beetles are ground beetles (Carabidae) in the tribes Brachinini, Paussini, Ozaenini, or Metriini - more than 500 species altogether - that are most notable for the defense mechanism that gives them their name: They can fire a mixture of chemicals from special glands in their posterior. ... Look up bio- in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For the prefix bio- see Wiktionary. ... Genera Curtos Cyphonocerus Drilaster Ellychnia Hotaria Lampyris Lucidina Luciola - (Japanese fireflies) Photinus - (common eastern firefly) Photuris Pristolycus Pyractomena Pyrocoelia Stenocladius Fireflies (family Lampyridae), also known as lightning bugs, are nocturnal, luminous beetles. ... An asteroid is a small, solid object in our Solar System, orbiting the Sun. ... WASP (an acronym for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) is a term that denotes the culture, customs, and heritage of the American élite Establishment. ... A plants defence The words defense (AmE) or defence (CwE) can refer to any of the following: For defense of a doctoral dissertation see thesis committee For the military term see defense (military) Civil defense measures and emergency preparedness In politics, defense may be a euphemism for war For... Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 science fiction film which tells the story of ordinary small town people whose bodies are taken over by aliens. ... Suborders Araneomorphae Mesothelae Mygalomorphae See the taxonomy section for families Spiders are invertebrate animals that produce silk, have eight legs and no wings. ...

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