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75 Insectovations

Pesty Creations, From Cyborg Insects to Bugs as Delicacies

— October 7, 2009 — Unique
Oh, what a terrible fate it is to be a spider, fly, or cockroach. We honor them in cartoons, toys and art, or use them to inspire an entire fashion collection yet our first reaction is to kill, kill, kill whenever we see a hint of scuttling or flying around us. We never think of the cool pesty creations they have inspired.

For those freaked by insects and bugs, this cluster is dedicated to all the silly, offbeat and interesting pesty creations and insectovations that have been made for society to enjoy. Just think, without insects and bugs, we would never have grasshopper couture, insect-inspired cars, or edible insect gifts!
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
74
Roy Orbison-Inspired Insect
Roy Orbison-Inspired Insect
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73
Insect Repelling Clothes
Insect Repelling Clothes
Buzz Off
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72
Insects As Brand Boosters
Insects As Brand Boosters
Nikelab Promotes With Spiders
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71
Bug Buddha Sculptures
Bug Buddha Sculptures
89-Year-Old Man Creates Sculpture from 20,000 Dead Insects
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70
$14,000 Ceiling Insects
$14,000 Ceiling Insects
Bee Wall Sconce
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69
Unknown Insect Discovery on eBay
Unknown Insect Discovery on eBay
Dr Richard Harrington's Discovery
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68
Birth Control For Insects
Birth Control For Insects
Controlling Creepy Crawlers
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67
Insect Based Robots
Insect Based Robots
The Next Generation of Bots
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66
Insanely Long Insects
Insanely Long Insects
'Phobaeticus chani' is the Length of Your Arm
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65
Fake Insects For Pest Control
Fake Insects For Pest Control
Robo-Roaches
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64
Microcontrolled Insects
Microcontrolled Insects
Remote Controlled Beatles Are Part Living, Part Robot.
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63
Insect Educational Toys
Insect Educational Toys
Ryan Parry's Caterpods Teach Kids About Plants & Gardens
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62
Fly Earbuds
Fly Earbuds
Insect-Inspired Headphones
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61
Flying Insect Art
Flying Insect Art
Charlie MacCarthy Captures the Flight Patterns of Bugs
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60
Bugs as Everyday Delicacies
Bugs as Everyday Delicacies
Insect Cuisine to Preserve the Environment
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59
Cocaine Beetles
Cocaine Beetles
Insects For Smuggling
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58
Insect Robots
Insect Robots
The A-Pod Hexapod Robot By Zenta Looks Like a Mechanical Ant
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57
$2,600 Insect Inspired Lamps
$2,600 Insect Inspired Lamps
The Nymph
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56
Dead Bugs as Accessories
Dead Bugs as Accessories
Shokotan's Cicadas
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55
Insect-Inspired Lighting
Insect-Inspired Lighting
The Creepy 'Caterplight' by Bacus Boo
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54
Camera Implants For Insects
Camera Implants For Insects
Cyborg Spy Flies
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53
Faux Kitchen Insects
Faux Kitchen Insects
Creepy Utensils With Legs and Feelers Spoil Appetites
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52
Edible Insects
Edible Insects
Entomophagy
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51
Israel Creating a Robotic Killer Insects
Israel Creating a Robotic Killer Insects
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50
Intelligent Insects
Intelligent Insects
Tiny RFID Transponders Track Ant Nesting Tactics for Science
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49
Insect-Shaped Kitchenware
Insect-Shaped Kitchenware
Ant Salt & Pepper Shakers
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48
Insects With Beatles Moptops
Insects With Beatles Moptops
Amboss Precision Scissors Ad Campaign
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47
Ethereal Insect Platters
Ethereal Insect Platters
Copper Spiral & Vibrant Fused Glass Butterfly Feeders Also Attract Birds
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46
Macabre Insect-Killer Ads
Macabre Insect-Killer Ads
Raid Campaign Features Grim Reaper
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45
Oil Pooping Bugs?
Oil Pooping Bugs?
Scientists Create Unlikely Source of Petrol Energy
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44
Insect-Embedded Computer Gear
Insect-Embedded Computer Gear
The Green Beetle USB Mouse
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43
Insects as Jewelry
Insects as Jewelry
Cape Cod Cicada Swarms made into Insect Jewelry
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42
Insect Swarm Weddings
Insect Swarm Weddings
Daring Chinese Couple Weds While Covered in Bees
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41
Mutant Dolls
Mutant Dolls
The 'Barbie Strogg' Insectoid Centaur-Fighting Robot Fends off Evil Brothers
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40
Creepy Crawler Furniture
Creepy Crawler Furniture
The Insect Chair
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39
Manly Insectcessories
Manly Insectcessories
Jan Leslie’s Bumble Bee Cufflinks and Other Buzzing Designs
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38
Insectitecture
Insectitecture
The Black Cloud Pavillion Named After Book, Looks Like a Bug
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37
Insect Architecture
Insect Architecture
Helen Nodding Helps Out Bugs With Mini Bridges
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36
Ethereal Insect Couture
Ethereal Insect Couture
Butterfly Print Fashions Will Leave You Fluttering in Summer 2009
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35
Cyborg Insects
Cyborg Insects
UC Berkeley Houses Remote Controlled Live Beetles (UPDATE)
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34
Scanned Insects as Art
Scanned Insects as Art
8 Ft Monochromatic Bugs
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33
Bug-Inspired Cars of the Future
Bug-Inspired Cars of the Future
The Insecta
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32
Naughty Insect Mating Movies
Naughty Insect Mating Movies
Isabella Rossallini's Green Pornos on Sundance
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31
Insectified Fashion Accessories
Insectified Fashion Accessories
The Pedderzine 'Supernatural' Editorial is Fashionably Hilarious
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30
Art from Insects 2
Art from Insects 2
Butterfly Wing Jewelry
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29
Edible Insect Gifts
Edible Insect Gifts
From Worm Crisps to Roasted Scorpion Snacks
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28
Steampunked Insects
Steampunked Insects
Mike Libby Mixes Bugs & Machines in His Insect Lab (UPDATE)
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27
Grasshopper Couture
Grasshopper Couture
Mary Katrantzou Makes Insect-Like Apparel for Fall 2009
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26
Mechanical Bugs
Mechanical Bugs
Art by Mike Libby
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25
Insect Infested Dishware
Insect Infested Dishware
Ant Covered Plates by Re Jin Lee
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24
Firefighting Robots
Firefighting Robots
OLE Insect Firefighter
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23
Insect Sushi
Insect Sushi
Bug 'Power Protein' Snacks
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22
Office Supply Insects
Office Supply Insects
DIY Creepy Crawlies to Distract You From Work
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21
Insect Macro Photography
Insect Macro Photography
Beautiful Dragonfly Closeups
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20
Bug Art
Bug Art
Tiny Glass Insect Sculptures
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19
Insect Dolls
Insect Dolls
Toddlerpedes
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18
Insect Accessories
Insect Accessories
Princess Beatrice's Butterfly Bonnet
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17
Bamboo Insects
Bamboo Insects
Hand Carved Bugs as Art
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16
Insect-Inspired Vehicles
Insect-Inspired Vehicles
The M.S.Q.T.O Quad Bike Will Make You Itch With Excitement
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15
DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
DARPA-Inspired Cyborg Bugs
Dean Christ's Controversial Collection Casts Eye On Warfare
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14
Monsters of Metal
Monsters of Metal
Intricate Steel Insect Sculptures
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13
Insect Inspired Flight
Insect Inspired Flight
Igarashi Single Person Helicopter
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12
Macromazing Photography
Macromazing Photography
Incredible Insect Closeups
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11
Steampunked Spiders
Steampunked Spiders
Long-Legged Insect Creations as Weird Wall Mounts
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10
Insect-Inspired Pod Racers
Insect-Inspired Pod Racers
The One-Man Scarab
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9
Alcohol-Infused Insects
Alcohol-Infused Insects
The Scorpion In the Skorppio Bottle Is the New Tequila Worm
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8
Insect-Inspired Transformer Bikes
Insect-Inspired Transformer Bikes
Grasshopper Bicycle
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7
Sunny Insect Couture
Sunny Insect Couture
Drew Barrymore at TIFF in Yellow Alexander McQueen Dress
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6
Getting Intimate With Insects
Getting Intimate With Insects
Filigranes Bookstore Uses Sex With Cockroaches To Sell Books
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5
Insect-Shaped Choppers
Insect-Shaped Choppers
The Slick 'Mantis' Concept Marks A New Motorbike Generation
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4
Steampunk Insect Jewelry
Steampunk Insect Jewelry
‘Kafka Clocks' From Noveau Motley Are Like Mini Shadowboxes
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3
Insects From Found Objects
Insects From Found Objects
Insect Art by Chris Goodwin
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2
Insect-Inspired Fashion
Insect-Inspired Fashion
Mario Schwab's Beetle Couture
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1
Skin-Crawling Tattoos
Skin-Crawling Tattoos
Insect Body Art
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