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Halloween '17: Space Bug by Monster-Man-08 Halloween '17: Space Bug by Monster-Man-08
It's the 5th Annual "13 Days of Halloween Monsters" thing!

First encountered in the Betelgeuse star system, the space bugs are ravenous blood-drinkers that can splice their prey's DNA with their own, "evolving" into a new creature every time they feed. In fact, improving itself appears to be its primary motive. A patchwork of cloned genes, it can be difficult to identify a bug at all (at least before it has jammed its proboscis in you), and impossible to work out what a "natural" one would even look like.

Space bugs are solitary hunters, with no ruling queen or hivemind, and the bugs have been known to attack each other, some even specifically adapting to hunt their supposed fellows. Each bug is able to reproduce on its own, using its store of DNA to create unique offspring instead of mere clones, although this is seemingly done more to make room for fresh blood than anything else.

For some reason, the space bugs seem to avoid gaining sentience. Intelligence, sure, but never to the point of becoming fully sapient.

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This is specifically based on the bio-engineering space bug trope (i.e. Tyranids, Genestealers, Zerg, Cy-Bugs), which pops up quite a bit though it doesn't really seem to be a thing yet. Probably doesn't help most of them are clearly homaging Aliens... which itself doesn't really do much with the whole hybridizing bit, meh.
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enfield-horror Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018
betelguese? *DON'T PANIC!
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XenoTeeth3 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
One nasty looking space bug , i love it Heart :D (Big Grin) 
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Martintarlera Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
It could ve interesting to see your take on multiple Space Bugs to see the level of divergence and just plain fun to see crazy bug monsters.
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RavenCorona Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Student General Artist
What a cutie.
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Xxrobloxgamer2007xX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
so fucking hot oh yes
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Will Smith probably would step on a cockroach and say "Oh sorry, Was that your auntie?".
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HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Student General Artist
I love her!
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017  Student General Artist
Brilliantly nightmarish!
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quiroz2 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Just awesome
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AntonellisofbBender Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Student Filmographer
WOW the head looks like the Triiffid
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