- "Harvester! Why, we harvested the same way since I was a pupa!"
- —Cornelius rejecting Flik's harvesting machine
Cornelius is a character in A Bug's Life.
A Bug's Life
Cornelius is an elderly, doddering ant with a walking stick. He is seen often with Thorny, agreeing with him continuously and repeating what he says. He dislikes Flik's harvesting ideas like Thorny, claiming that the colony has always been harvesting the same way since he was a pupa. Cornelius appears to be in a romantic relationship with the Queen by the end of the film. When Flik reveals that Hopper was planning to squish the queen, Cornelius looks at her with a devastated expression of shock on his face. Like Mr. Soil, he also has purple eyes.