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An Insectoid is the typoid classification of creatures exhibiting characteristics similar to those of Terran insects.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

An insectoid is distinguished by a number of characteristics:

  • Segmented bodies consisting of two or more parts: typically a head, a thorax, and an abdomen.
  • An exoskeleton or a hard, shell-like covering on the outside of the body.
  • Three or more pairs of jointed appendages referred to as legs. These are typically used for walking, but sometimes a specialized pair may be used for jumping.
  • Antennae, typically mounting sensory organs.
  • Two pairs of wings.
  • An open circulatory system.

Similar Forms[edit]

Quasi-arachnoids, Arthropodoids and Crustaceanoids are subclassifications of insectoid. For most purposes, however, such types also qualify as insectoids.

Specific Species Examples[edit]

  1. A'ach'en
  2. Amindii, technologically advanced sophonts native Regina in the Spinward Marches.
  3. Blood Nymphs, possibly native to Vland.
  4. Coertl
  5. Ebokin
  6. Fury
  7. Jannix
  8. Kursae
  9. Ladybug
  10. Maskai
  11. Poicxh
  12. Qliq
  13. Smaetal Swarm
  14. Ungrest
  15. Viji

See also[edit]

Selected Typoids[edit]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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