Alien Empire
Introduction

This special Web companion to NATURE’S miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects with amazing graphics. Read the articles to learn more about how insects reproduce, live together in society, migrate, and battle for survival. 

Show 1, “Hardware & Replicators,” takes a close look at insect design and examines their reproductive strategies. Show 2, “Battlezone & Metropolis” focuses on the constant war that insects wage for food and the complex habitats and social relationships they create. And Show 3, “Voyagers & War of the Worlds,” charts insect migration and explores the ways insects and humans wage war — and occasionally cooperate.

Online content for Alien Empire was originally posted April 1999.

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  • Arad

    Iris is right.This bug IS icky!

  • Lilyann

    That bug is utterly disgusting and awsome at the same time.!<3 (:

  • rebecca

    This bug/thing looks like an alien… =)

  • caleb

    awsomeness

  • DAQUAN ISRAEL

    I LIKE THE EYES ON THE BUG

  • no

    i like it
    no what am i looking at

  • makayla

    that bug is freaky dude

  • nashid

    it seems sooo cool. but it is kinda odd. the way it is built. i like it sooooo much. i really love the way it looks. it is really cool. not too much on the odd side. i really like the name! ALIEN!ALIEN!ALIEN! awesome!

  • Fred Freak!

    This bug I cool!!!!! <3

  • Lizzie S

    Where can I find the full template for making the butterfly and cricket masks – they were brilliant?

  • Elise

    This bug has HUGE eyes. Also, it’s really colorful. Plus, I do think insects are kind of like aliens. Note; aliens walk among us!!!!!

  • LUIS

    I LIKE THE EYES

  • Nya

    dude what if a alian came to earth that would be soooo cool todally

  • Penelope

    I totally agree I hope aliens totally come to earth and take us all away in thre totally cool totally space ships!!!!

  • JASON

    VERY GOOOODDD……….

  • IMAN

    I VERY HAPPY

  • Prashant

    That was dumb and great.

  • angel

    Dude,Ireally think that bug is awesome and I WANT ONE!!!

  • Sophie

    this bug is icky!

  • pratyusha

    the eyes look like big bulb

  • Bella

    awesome/wierd/gross alien!!! i think da eyes look like Bugsy’s eyes from the movie Bedtime Stories!!! watz the point of dis alien???

  • Kelly

    THIS IS SWEET!!!!!!! I <3 BEES!!!!!!! GO ALIEN BEES!!! WOO-HOO

  • Mr c Lloyd

    I HAVE JUST FOUND A BEES HIVE (NEST) IN MY OLD COMPOST BIN. WHAT CAN I DO WITH THEM AND DOES ANYBODY WANT THEM, WHO KEEPS BEES

  • roxie

    omg i luv bugs there so cool and bumble beez r so cute this thing or bug is awsome and my girl cuzin would say its so gross but i say its cool

  • Zandeleigh

    Bees are four-winged, flower-feeding insects. They have enlarged hind feet, branched or feathered body hairs, and generally a stinger. Honeybees and bumblebees are the most common. Bumblebees are larger and stronger than honeybees. Bees are beneficial insects because they produce honey and pollinate crops. I find bees to fascinating and quite admirable insects.✿✿✿ -Zandeleigh✿

  • bee

    hate to tell you this but if they are in your compost bin .. you have ether wasp ,yellow jackets ,, hornets ,, or they are bumblebees .. but they are NOT honey bees .. so be careful cause they can sting you more then once ,,, a honey bee can only sting once and then they die with in a min..

  • Insect lover or hater

    you guys give me the creeps,
    I’m a lover of insects but i hate bees, wasp spiders and anything that stings. But I still sometimes find insects buggy!

  • jojo

    it looks like a golden crobra

  • jaquie

    its alritte i couldn’t get much infomation if i was writing a book like i always do i’m the best book writer on the planet

  • timothy

    It will be funny if its head is huge and the rest is teeny!

  • Preston

    cool and gross at the same time ^_^

  • Jasmine

    Wow!! That’s crazy stuff. lol

  • Madison

    Yeah,but what is it???:)

  • Love Bug

    I normally don’t like bugs but this is amazing!

  • Claudette .S

    that is so cool never seen any thing like that.

  • Love Bug Sis

    I NORMALLY DON’T LIKE BUGS BUT THIS IS SO COOL I WISH I WAS ONE BECAUSE I COULD FLY!!!!!

  • tierra287

    i love this bug very much!!!

  • bla bla bla

    This bug is coooool!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kittycatz

    this is SO cool!

  • langlang

    wwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • Dorothy

    Interesting comparison of insects to human survival.

  • noraini

    this could be intresting but what is the insect name?

  • aswin v r

    i like to get in nature and study it

  • makoya

    ONE WORD UGLY

  • eli spanker

    Alien Empire
    Introduction

    This special Web companion to NATURE’S miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects with amazing graphics. Read the articles to learn more about how insects reproduce, live together in society, migrate, and battle for survival.

    Show 1, “Hardware & Replicators,” takes a close look at insect design and examines their reproductive strategies. Show 2, “Battlezone & Metropolis” focuses on the constant war that insects wage for food and the complex habitats and social relationships they create. And Show 3, “Voyagers & War of the Worlds,” charts insect migration and explores the ways insects and humans wage war — and occasionally cooperate.

    Online content for Alien Empire was originally posted April 1999.

  • AmberHewes

    This little guy gives be the creeps.

  • OliviaLovesAlejandro

    Its So Cutee :D

  • she

    ew

  • Emma

    Purple eyes- Cool!

  • Emma again

    I think now that is cool and icky at the same time!

  • http://dddsstwengbgf-ewrwer.net Fredda Mancher

    with proper way…….

  • http://www.flyffguide.com Johnatan

    Great post thanks for all the tip and guide. Very good content

  • http://spd-sabinewilhelm.de Dawna Kennelley

    Hope it is still open! The only ook I can seem to remember is Charlotte’s web. Loved it. OH! And Little House on the Prarie books.

  • silk man

    cool bug 8=D ()

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