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 Trek and Doctor Who. They also make an appearance in the games like Starcraft and Warhammer 40,000 or in the Star Wars universe.

Green Lantern comics usually refer to races that resemble insects as Insectoids.

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