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"It’s phenomenal that any insect transforms. They all do. That’s part of being an insect."
― David Cronenberg, Bomb Magazine (Winter, 1989) interview by Bette Gordon

The power to use the abilities of insects. Variation of Animal Imitation and Animal Morphing.

Also Called

  • Bug Body/Form/Physiology/Mimicry
  • Insect Body/Form/Mimicry
  • Insecta Body/Form/Mimicry/Physiology


User with this ability either is or can mimic/transform into an insect, including cockroaches, beetles, earwigs, flies, mayflies, termites, mantises, sticks, etc.






  • May need practice to change back into original form.
  • As insects are ectotherms, user may be vulnerable to extreme temperatures.

Known Users

See Also: Invertebrate Index.



  • Insects (A Bug's Life)
  • Insects (Antz)
  • Insects (The Ant Bully)
  • Seth Brundle (The Fly)
  • Martin (The Fly II)
  • Ipisman (Gagamboy)
  • Megalon (Godzilla)
  • Meganulon/Meganula (Godzilla)
    • Megaguirus
  • F.W. Fly (Meet the Feebles)
  • The Masked Masochist (Meet the Feebles)
  • Insectosaurus (Monsters vs. Aliens)
  • Arachnids (Starship Troopers)
  • Oogie Boogie (Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas); under his burlap sack.
  • Vroomaroundus Buguses (Cars)


  • Rita Skeeter (Harry Potter) is a beetle animagus
  • Human Flies (City of Devils)

Live Television

  • Giant Maggots (Doctor Who)
  • Tritovores (Doctor Who)
  • Wirrn (Doctor Who)
  • Jinnamuru Xunte (Grimm)
  • Hayato Ichimonji (Hayato Ichimonji)
  • Mohinder Suresh (Heroes)
  • Takeshi Hongo (Kamen Rider)
  • Insect-based monsters (Power Rangers franchise)
    • Insectoids
  • Count Dracumite (Round the Twist)
  • Uvodni (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
    • Uvlavad Kudlak
  • Kulitsap - Maan Munsayac (Sineskwela)
  • Insectovores (Masked Rider)
  • Xindi-Insectoid (Star Trek)


  • Beel Bub (Cautious Hero)
  • Shinobu Kocho (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Bugrom (El-Hazard)
  • Farasha Jinnai (El-Hazard: The Dual World)
  • Bian (One Piece)
  • Kabu (One Piece)
  • Mosquito Girl (One Punch Man)
  • Carnage Kabuto (One Punch Man)
  • Kamakyuri (One Punch Man)
  • Cocytus (Overlord)
  • Entoma Vasilissa Zeta (Overlord)
  • Touch Me (Overlord)
  • Bug-type Pokémons (Pokémon)
  • Mosquito (Soul Eater)
  • Annex I Crew Members (Terra Formars)
  • The King of the Forest Candidate's (Moriking)
  • Great Moth (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Perfectly Ultimate Great Moth (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Video Games

  • Rom, the Vacuous Spider (Bloodborne)
  • Garden of Eyes (Bloodborne)
  • Insects (Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling)
  • Antlions (Hλlf-Life 2 Series)
  • Joseph Bertrand III (inFAMOUS 2)
  • The Corrupted (inFAMOUS 2)
  • Q-Bee (Darkstalkers)
  • Hatch (Battle Force 5)
  • Hive (Destiny)
  • Nelo Angelo (Devil May Cry 4)
  • Drones (Jet Force Gemini)
  • Bugzzy (Kirby)
  • Kanden (Metroid Prime Hunters)
  • Trace (Metroid Prime Hunters)
  • D'Vorah (Mortal Kombat X)
  • Bug-type Pokémon (Pokémon series)
  • C-virus victims (Resident Evil Series)
  • Swarm (Skylanders)
  • Dune Bug (Skylanders)
  • Corn Hornets (Skylanders)
  • Dragonets (Skylanders)
  • Thrillipede (Skylanders)
  • Hive Five (Skylanders)
  • Swarm (Skylanders Giants)
  • Hur'q (Star Trek Online)
  • Wriggle Nightbug (Touhou Project)
  • Ladybird (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Various Bug Yo-kai (Yo-kai Watch)
  • Insectoid Digimons (Digimon)
  • Anthropomorphic insects (Sonic the Hedgehog)


  • Clancy (Ben 10); mutated into an insect-like form
  • Nanomech (Ben 10)
  • Stinkfly (Ben 10 series)
  • Big Chill (Ben 10 series)
  • Skunkmoth (Ben 10 Reboot)
  • Insects (The Buzz on Maggie)
  • Flyboy Maggoty (Casper's Scare School)
  • Jeeves Weevil (Courage the Cowardly Dog)
  • Insects (Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist)
  • Zap Monogan (Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist)
  • Ken (Dirtgirlworld)
  • Princess What's-Her-Name (Earthworm Jim)
  • Insects (Erky Perky)
  • Cricket (Generator Rex)
  • Weevils (Iggy Arbuckle)
  • Experiment 128 "Bugby" (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Experiment 303 "Amnesio" (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Yoko (Louie)
  • Giant Ants (Martin Mystery)
  • Giant Bee (Martin Mystery)
  • Mothman (Martin Mystery)
  • Mutated Meganeura (Martin Mystery)
  • Mutated Meganeura Queen (Martin Mystery)
  • Tikki (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Nooroo (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir)
  • Changelings (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Parasprites (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Twittermites (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Pen (Pororo the Little Penguin)
  • Lookkob (Pororo the Little Penguin)
  • Lae (Pororo the Little Penguin)
  • Zorak (Space Ghost)
  • Dori (The Save-Ums!)
  • Terrell (The Save-Ums!)
  • Baxter Stockman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987/2012 TV series)
  • Brick Bradley/Bugman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 TV series)
  • Vringath Dregg (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 TV series)
  • Kelly Webster/Web Woman (Web Woman)
  • Flea (Wide Eye)
  • Hetty (Wide Eye)
  • Motsuki (PJ Masks)
  • Luna Moths (PJ Masks)
  • Insects (Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends)
  • Alien rice weevils (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness)
  • Insects (Growing Up Creepie)

Web Original


  • Makuta Bitil (Bionicle)
  • Makuta Gorast (Bionicle)
  • Makuta Krika (Bionicle)
  • Several Rahi (Bionicle)
  • Toa Nidhiki (Bionicle)

Known Items