Species: Dog-sized bug
Goverment Name: HSP (Human Scale Parasite)
Bio: The Parasites are Clover's little buddies.In the movie,Clover was also covered in 2,000 Parasites that are about the same weight and height as a dog. They have 10 legs, consisting of six spider-like, double jointed legs and 4 "pincers" on the top and back of its body. They have very large jaws, pale grayish skin and many black eyes. They closely resemble a giant spider. The Department of Defense called the parasites "HSP", for "Human Scale Parasite". The Department noticed how the parasites attack with pack coordination, and prefer enclosed spaces for trapping and surprising prey. They can also detect prey from afar, by an unknown method. Also, the parasites are also said to be the reason the monster made its violent emergence from the water and onto land.Marlena Diamond is killed by a parasite's bite in the film. The bite in the subway caused Marlena to bleed from the eyes and vomit blood from the mouth. Before Marlena explodes, a soilder is wheeled by the group, chest having gaping hole, and the medical officers saying "another bite", foreshadowing Marlena's fate.The parasite is comprised of a crustacean-like carapace, several pairs of claws, and arms. A deep blue-purple muscular membrane stretches between the top and lower jaws. When a human is bitten, the victim becomes ill and bleeds profusely, and shortly after this the torso expands and explodes.The Parasite's jaw is unique in that the top half of the head is the mandible, moving up from the lower jaw to open, as opposed to the reverse with almost all terrestrial animals. The top and lower jaws end in serrated edges and also have four pairs of eyes each.The parasites' movement is unique in that they have the ability to climb walls and on ceilings. Their leg movement is similar to that of spiders, and have the ability to jump great distances, similer to that of fleas which they are apperantly based on acrding to the concept art. Saliva in the parasites bite causes the victim to feel disoriented, bleed from the eyes and finally cause the victim to inflate, and have their stomach explode. Pouring water on the wound speeds up the violent combustion, as shown by Marlena, who combusted 20 minutes after the bite. Most victems died in 20-40 minutes.
Parasite by Paramont Pictures