Insectoid denotes any creature or object that shares a similar body or traits with common earth insects. Insectoids are commonly found in
science fiction; in this context, the term is usually a literal combination of "insect" and "-oid"--i.e. insect-like features or traits.
Insectoids are featured in television shows such as
Star Trekand Doctor Who. They also make an appearance in the games like Starcraftand Warhammer 40,000or in the Star Wars universe. Green Lanterncomics usually refer to races that resemble insects as Insectoids.
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