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->''It was no accident that they looked insectlike to human beings. Though their internal organs were now much more complex and specialized than any insects, and they had evolved an internal skeleton and shed most of the exoskeleton, their physical structure still echoed their ancestors, who could easily have been very much like Earth's ants. "But don't be fooled by that," said Graff. "It's just as meaningful to say that our ancestors could easily have been very much like squirrels."''
-->-- ''Literature/EndersGame''

You've got HumanoidAliens, and you've got StarfishAliens. Somewhere in between are the Insectoid Aliens: aliens modeled after Earth arthropods.

Partial inspiration for this trope comes from "Eusocial insects," including the order Hymenoptera (ants and bees) and Termites, who are able to create societies with caste systems and complex habitats similar to that of Human cities. Thus often these aliens will invoke HiveMind, BeePeople, HordeOfAlienLocusts and a philosophy of WeHaveReserves, ZergRush and AttackAttackAttack. A BugWar will often (although not always) feature opponents that actually look like bugs.

Due to WhatMeasureIsANonCute (and arthropods specifically known to provoke fear in humans) such aliens are likely to be AlwaysChaoticEvil, though exceptions do exist (as the page picture shows). Overlaps with BigCreepyCrawlies, though this trope deals specifically with extraterrestrial bugs. The XenomorphXerox also owes a lot to this trope.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' introduces Lutecia, [[SummonMagic who has the ability to summon these]]. According to [[AllThereInTheManual side materials]], the giant Jiraiyo beetles come from the mountainous region of an uninhabited planet, while the insectoid {{Kaiju}} Hakutenou is a rare creature from a planet outside [[TheFederation TSAB jurisdiction]].
* The Vajra from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' can not only survive in space, but are perfectly capable of both [[SubspaceAnsible fold communication]] and [[FasterThanLightTravel fold travel]]. While also producing the biological equivalent of [[MacrossMissileMassacre missiles]] in their bodies.
* The Baikins from ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'', despite being called "alien germs", are more insect like than anything else. They have antenna (most have only one, some have two), most of the males have mandible-equse teeth structures, and a few of them have tiny fly-like wings that they can buzz around with. Their smaller minions, Kabirunrun, look like vaguely bug-like blobs, having four arms and antenna.
* The members of the Bronze Tribe in ''Anime/HeroicAge'' are also insectoid aliens.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Zylons from Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/StarRaiders'' graphic novel.
* The Antarenes, from ''Superworld Comics'', look like large green ants. They attempted to push the Earth into the sun and replace it with their own planet.
* The hero Bug from ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}},'' and his race the Insectivorids.
* The "bugs" of [[ComicBook/NewGods New Genesis]] evolved as a result of biological weapons used by Apokolips. They're an intelligent race, though still animalistic in their culture. They're treated with terrible FantasticRacism by the planet's HumanAliens, who regard them literally as vermin (which is highly hypocritical, or at least ignorant, for the inhabitants of a planet that is supposed to very literally represent the side of good). Forager, a new god raised by the bugs, tries to be a bridge between the two peoples.
* Katydid from ''Omega Men.''
* The Ash'ka'phageous species which ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} comes upon in ''ComicBook/{{Bizarrogirl}}'' are a race of planet-eating aliens resembling bipedal insects (unless the're travelling between worlds. Then they look like giant winged cocoons). They spawn swarms of[[[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/UjkuWAFFRcIw08kSrnsPoeK4M7byq9EtAU3BrOaFCn0WAM16ti9Te1PZe5cQada2JUqTjmDXeP6R=s1600 bug-like critters]].
* The ComicBook/FantasticFour's enemy Annihilus.
* ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} member Gates.
** Also their enemy, the Spider Guild.
* The Sectaurs, in Marvel's comic based on the line of [[MerchandiseDriven action figures.]]
* The Urnethi in ''ComicBook/{{Sojourn}}''.
* [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel's]] worst enemy (not his most frequent - that'd be Dr. Sivana) has always been Mr. Mind, a tiny caterpillar-like alien with enormous psychic powers.
* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': The planet Arachnos is inhabited by a sentient race of {{Giant Spider}}s. Most of them are quite friendly, however.
* The Titans in ''ComicBook/YokoTsuno'' are giant grasshopper-like aliens that walk upward. Their bodies are laced with titanium to withstand the stronger gravity on the planet Vinea. The Titans are also highly technologically advanced and their bodies are grafted with equipment and cybernetics.

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* Freakish giant hornets in space attack in ''Animation/TimeMasters'', the Rene Laloux / Creator/{{Moebius}} film.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' Fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10348014/1/The-Worm-from-Space The Worm from Space]]'' the last of the Worm Kings, Wurzin, appears. He looks like a 12-legged worm with three eyes.
* In the ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch'' fan fiction ''FanFic/{{Aloha}}'', the Entolyterians (also known as the Swarm) are essentially six foot tall [[SlayingMantis praying mantises]].

* The Prawns from ''Film/{{District 9}}'' are HumanoidAliens with an insectoid slant.
* Edgar [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the Bug]], the main villain from the first ''Film/MenInBlack'' film is a twenty foot long cockroach from outer space.
* The titular aliens from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' films aren't strictly insectoid, but they do have biomechanical-looking exoskeletons and an ant-like society.
* The Martians in ''Five Million Years to Earth'' (AKA ''Film/QuatermassAndThePit'') looked like large locusts.
* The villains of ''Film/GodzillaVsGigan'' are cockroaches from space.
* The Geonosians in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''. The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse offers up many more examples, such as the Vratix (who invented the healing substance called bacta) and the [[Literature/DarkNestTrilogy Killiks]].
* This is what [[spoiler: Kim Jong Il]] from ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'' is shown to be at the end of the film.
* The Arachnids from ''Film/StarshipTroopers''. They come in various shapes and sizes too - the common "infantry", so to speak, consists of pretty large (taller than humans, but not by much), four-legged, shrieking horrors, but there are also giant fire-breathing beetles, dragonfly-wasp-fly-like flyers big enough to grab and lift a man from the ground and, best of all, enormous brain-eaters that resemble bloated larvae. They seem to have a hive mind system.
* The aliens in ''Alien Apocalypse'' (2005) are locust-like and feed on trees.
* Mr. Scroop from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', who combines features from a spider and crab.
* In the Soviet two-part sci-fi film ''Film/MoscowCassiopeia'', Lob is a sci-fi fan and is constantly spouting his expectations of aliens. In his mind, they should look somewhat like dragonflies (he calls them "strekozoids" formed from "strekoza", Russian for "dragonfly" and the "-oid" suffix). Unfortunately, he's WrongGenreSavvy, and the aliens are [[HumanAliens humanoid]].
* The creatures in ''Film/AQuietPlace'' appear to be this, at least based on their legs.

* The Pseudo-Arachnids/"Bugs" from the original ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'' are an early example of this trope, and are much more technologically advanced than their movie counterparts.
* The Formics from ''Literature/EndersGame'' are insectlike with a HiveMind. They are also nicknamed "Buggers".
** Expanded upon in the ''Ender's Game Alive'' audioplay, where Ender explores the Formic-made tunnels on Eros and notes that Formic ship movements sometimes mimic these tunnels, resulting in a EurekaMoment when Ender realizes that this must mean that the queens aren't always in direct control over all the drones, and those that are left "on automatic" go back to their pre-sentience roots and try to "burrow" through space.
* The "Wormface" aliens in Creator/RobertAHeinlein's YA novel ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel''.
* Several races in the Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse. Most are highly conservative cultures, and range from the peaceful Nasat, who resemble giant pillbugs and are known for their desire to avoid conflict (see Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers in particular), through the Orishans, to the hostile Cheka, who resemble spiders. There are also Kaferians, Jarada and the wasp-race in the first Literature/StarfleetCorpsOfEngineers story.
* The thranx of the Literature/HumanxCommonwealth series by Creator/AlanDeanFoster (see the page pic). As the name would imply, humans and thranx are allies.
* The Groaci of ''Literature/{{Retief}}'' are vaguely insectile.
* The Taxxons and (to some extent) the Helmacrons from ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}''.
** In this series, TheGreys are called the Skrit Na, the "Skrit" being a sort of larval stage that looks like a giant cochroach.
** Also, the Nesk from "In the Time of Dinosaurs," which are [[TheWormThatWalks ants which take on large shapes]].
* In ''{{Literature/Everworld}},'' the Hetwans, which act like mindless drones in service of their god, [[EldritchAbomination Ka Anor]]. Particular focus is paid to their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedipalp pedipalps]] (though they're never called that), which still move after they're killed. They came from another universe separate from either Everworld or ours.
* Creator/HPLovecraft's Franchise/CthulhuMythos:
** The Mi-Go can fit, although in their introductory story "Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness", they are more commonly described as crustaceans.
** Also "the insect-philosophers that crawl proudly over the fourth moon of Jupiter" mentioned in "Beyond the Wall of Sleep".
** Not extraterrestrial, but "Literature/TheShadowOutOfTime" indicates that a race of giant sapient beetles will emerge ''on Earth'' in HumanitysWake.
* The Miktok in the ''Literature/ConfederationOfValor'' series are {{giant spider}}s that are renowned for the beauty of their art.
* The Tyr, the Saudar, and one slave race in ''Literature/TheMadnessSeason'' are, respectively, ant-like aliens (in habit if not in exact appearance), beetle-like aliens, and spider-like aliens.
* The narrator of ''Literature/TheFlightEngineer'' remarks that the Fibians seem to be tailor-made to push all of humanity's arthropod-related fear buttons. Take the body of a spider and inflate it to five feet tall with males and over ten feet tall with females. Replace the front pair of legs with hands. Add a whiplike stinger to the abdomen.
* The S'krrr in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: The Swarm''. They even communicate with BugBuzz.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', the Throg are insectile.
* The appropriately-named Insects in Creator/AndreyLivadny's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' look like upright-walking black ants about the size of a human who communicate via [[PsychicPowers telepathy]]. While each Insect is an individual, the Hive "mental field" can be used to remove an Insect's individuality, turning it into a mindless drone for use as cheap workforce or soldiers. Because of this, the Insects have never developed cybernetics and are baffled by human-made cyborgs and HumongousMecha.
* The Shan in Ramsey Campbell fiction, first appear in ''The Insects From Shaggai'', a race of small insectoid interstellar refugees who arrived on Earth centuries ago from the planet Shaggai that orbits twin emerald suns.
* The Ferrotophagous in Daniel Garro's ''El niño mariposa'' and ''Mi corazón de metal'' are big metalic insectoid iron-eaters.
* The Locrians in ''Isaac's Universe'', a series of anthologies from several authors inspired by Creator/IsaacAsimov.
* The Selenites in Creator/HGWells' ''Literature/TheFirstMenInTheMoon'' are among the earliest in fiction.
* The Priest-Kings of ''Literature/{{Gor}}''.
* In ''Literature/AngelStation'', many servants of The Beloved, like the navigator race, are insectoid or crustacean-like.
* In ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', the world of Zarathan has many sapient races of a variety of shapes and sizes, including an unnamed insectoid race whose members tend to show up as {{mooks}}.
* One of the first sentient species the wizards notice on Roundworld in ''Discworld/TheScienceOfDiscworld'' is a race of intelligent city-building crabs. Which are crustaceans, but close enough.
* The Mesklinites of ''Literature/MissionOfGravity'', who live on a high-gravity world where it helps to be close to the ground, resemble centipedes. Unlike many examples of this trope, they avert BigCreepyCrawlies - Creator/HalClement was aware of the SquareCubeLaw - and are not much bigger than giant centipedes on Earth. As {{Heavy Worlder}}s, Mesklinites are prodigiously strong for their size, and they are much more durable than comparable terrestrial organisms. However, despite their very alien appearance, they have a surprising amount of psychological common ground with humans.
* The Phinons of ''Dykstra's War'' are not only insectoid in appearance, but [[spoiler: mentally, they are nearly mindless hive insects. All of their "technology" consists of structures that they evolved to make, like bees making beehives. They're tremendously formidable, but not adaptable, and there's absolutely no negotiating with them because they're basically animals.]]
* The large intelligent spiders of ''Literature/ChildrenOfTime''. Although the term 'alien' is arguable (being the unforeseen result of an ancient human experiment gone awry on a terraformed planet).

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* There's an alien like this in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Utopia".
** A different species, resembling humanoid flies appear in "Planet of the Dead". The TARDIS is not present in this episode to provide TranslatorMicrobes, so you get to hear their actual language (which is composed of clicking sounds). The Doctor translates and makes his own clicking sounds to talk to them.
** The Wirrin from "The Ark In Space" are widely believed to have been an inspiration for the film ''[[{{Film/Alien}} Alien.]]''
** "The Web Planet" was inhabited by two insectoid races, the friendly Monoptera and the sinister Zarbi. The Zarbi are naturally like cattle but are being controlled by EldritchAbomination the Animus.
** The threat from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp The Unicorn and the Wasp]]" turned out to be an ''actual'' (giant extraterrestrial) wasp.
** Sil's disgusting race that look like slimy, wormlike bugs, but with semihumanoid arms and faces.
* One of the Xindi races in ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
* A crime lord in the early seasons of ''Series/BabylonFive'' is basically a sentient praying mantis. There are also the Shadows, which basically look like human-sized, black, spiky spider people, and the Gaim (who underneath their environmental suits look like giant ants).
* A number of the less silly aliens from ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' tend towards this, although being played by men in suits, they're usually still bipedal. Most notably are the Barillian Bugs that wiped out most of Andros' homeworld of KO-35 from Series/PowerRangersInSpace. They are TheVirus- get stung by one, and you slowly turn ''into'' one.
* The Worms from ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''.
* The Reetou, from the Franchise/StargateVerse, have an insectoid structure.
* The alien invaders in ''TheTwilightZone1985'' episode ''A Day In Beaumont'' are grasshopper-like.
* Series/{{Ultraman}}'s most famous and popular enemies, the Baltans, who resemble wingless humanoid cicadas with lobster-like claws.
* The original ''Series/{{The Outer Limits|1963}}'' episode "The Zanti Misfits" has the Zanti, a race of intelligent ants about the size of rats, [[UncannyValley but with human-like faces.]]

[[folder:Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-875 SCP-875 ("War Criminals")]]. SCP-875-1 are flying insects that are different from any known Earthly species, indicating that they are from another world. The large creatures in the cryogenic stasis chambers are also insectoid in nature and are presumably from the same source.

* Many of the aliens in ''Pinball/AsteroidAnnieAndTheAliens'' have insectile exoskeletons and carapaces.
* Naturally, the bugs in ''Pinball/StarshipTroopers'' fall under this.

* In [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho "The New Eighth Doctor Adventures"]] episodes "Sisters of the Flame" and "Vengeance of Morbius" the Trell appear, who are ten-foot centipedes. They are a peaceful and law-abiding race and [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Police Marshal Rosto]] proves helpful to Lucie.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' the Selenites of the introductory adventure.
* One of the races that the Tau are allied with in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe are the insectoid Vespid. The Tyranids are also heavily modeled after Earth insects, having six limbs and chitinous armor (though thankfully, no Earth insect we know of has MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily or CombatTentacles).
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Starfire}}'', the enemy aliens-bent-on-genocide during the Fourth Interstellar War are called the Arachnids. I'll give you one guess as to what they look like.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons:''
** The thri-keen of ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' are basically humanoid praying mantises.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}}'' has several: the Xixchil, the K'rrr, the Rastipedes (actually a CanonImmigrant from ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''), and the evil Neogi.
* As mentioned above, ''Star Frontiers'' has the Rastipedes, but calls them "Vrusk" instead.
* ''TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles'' has the Seltorians, that have brought to the Milky Way the war they had in their home galaxy with the Tholians.

* The late 90s ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Insectoids]]'' line of Lego sets featured a planet populated by various [[BiggerIsBetter giant insect species]] - therefore, the ships of [[HumanAliens the planet's colonists]] all had deliberately bug-like features, as a means of disguise from the local wildlife.
* Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion was a line of action figures with an insectoid theme. They received a [[Creator/MarvelComics Marvel comic]] and a FiveEpisodePilot for a TV series.
* The action figure line "Bug-Men of Insecta."
* Boogly from ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', in contrast to the other Glowkies, who look like bats, is a beetle-like Mixel.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* If insects reach sentience in ''VideoGame/SimEarth'', this can happen.
* The Drudge from ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' and ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/YarsRevenge''. They're actually originally Earth insects that became mutated into alien creatures.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** One of the races of the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Covenant]] are Drones, or Yanme'e, insectoid flying aliens who are organized into eusocial hives.
** [[spoiler: The last [[{{Precursors}} Precursor]] ]] has been described as an unholy combination of mammal and insectoid, with special mention going to a fat spider body and legs and jewel-like, compound eyes. [[spoiler: Turns out it's just one of an infinite number of forms they can take, though.]]
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has Antlions, which are (presumably) from Xen. They have a King instead of a queen, for variety.
* The rachni from ''Franchise/MassEffect''. Also, from the second game, the Collectors [[spoiler:(formerly Protheans)]].
* VideoGame/ConquestFrontierWars: The mantis.
* The SpacePirates from ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' seem to switch between this and humanoid crustaceans but are really more fleshy or scaled creatures that wear insectoid armor.[[spoiler:Metroid Prime also wears insectoid armor it stole from the Pirates but is something entirely different underneath.]] There are plenty of straight examples of course, like the Ki-Hunters and Kanden.
** The Luminoth of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' are a race of moth-like people. Their archnemeses the Ing are also fairly insect-like, in a Lovecraftian sort of way at least.
* The Hivers from ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars''.
* The Scrin from the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries''
* The Mandibugs and their leader Bugaboom from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''. Averted with the bees, however.
* ''VideoGame/StarCraft'': The appearance of the Zerg units borrows from all kinds of animal sources, including insectoid or arthropodal traits. The Zerg are also ruled by a HiveMind.
* The Odarites from ''VideoGame/{{Otherspace}}'', ant-wasp things forced into a mafia-like corporate structure from birth.
* Videogame/EarthBound: Buzz Buzz.
* Klackons in the ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'' games. Tachidi in the third.
* The Mantids from ''VideoGame/{{Turok}} 2''.
* The Nephilim from ''VideoGame/WingCommander'': Prophecy.
* The Mantis from ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' look like, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin human-sized praying mantises]]. Their culture is stated to be aggressive and violent and they get bonuses to combat and movement speed, but halved repair rates.
* All of the native fauna you can encounter in ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' are insectoid, with the occasional bit of SandWorm or GiantEnemyCrab features mixed in.
* The Orphe in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' are bipedal with two major arms, but otherwise look and act insectoid, being linked to each other by a force called the Ovah giving them a hive-like mind. They are technologically astute, but socially limited, and like to eat plants.
* ''{{VideoGame/Stellaris}}'' lets you play as a variety of arthropod aliens, all nicely varied in terms of limb number and body strucure. Uniquely, there's also a selection of ''mollusc'' aliens. Their natures are procedurally generated and vary as widely as any other kind of alien, but the two "canon" species are the Ix'Idar Star Collective (DirtyCommies that look vaguely like giant termites with spindly arms), the Kel-Azaan Republic ([[HumanoidAliens humanoid]] ProudWarriorRaceGuys), and the giant cockroaches that might be running around a post-apocalyptic Earth and can be [[UpliftedAnimal uplifted]].
* ''[[VideoGame/EarthAndBeyond Earth and Beyond's]]'' V'rix and their ships were very insectile. [[AllThereInTheManual Design documents released]] after its servers were shut down revealed that this was not their true form, but one chosen specifically to play off humanities deepest primal fears and their technology was a perversion of human tech.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Colobot}}'', all alien lifeforms you come across are for some reason just large insects, such as ants, wasps or spiders.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The Martians from ''Webcomic/ItsWalky''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Galaxion}}'' has the [[PuppeteerParasite Miesti]], roughly the size of a butterfly.
* ''Webcomic/CaptainUfo'' has the scorpion pirates from season one. Also, several background characters in crowd scenes seems to belong to some kind of insectoid race.
* ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' 's trolls sure look human, but their growth line is rather insectoid. They're born from eggs bred by a 'Mother Grub', and when they hatch, they're tiny, UglyCute bugs called grubs, and after that, they're RaisedByWolves.
* ''The Junk Hyenas Diner'' (made by the creater of Webcomic/SlightlyDamned) has the Grom-Grom which look like seven-foot four armed preying mantises, however they are typically laidback [[HerbivoresAreFriendly herbivores]], they also sometimes eat [[AlienLunch rotting plant matter]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The Grex of the ''Literature/SwarmOnTheSomme'' series on Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom.
* The [[AllTrollSareDifferent trolls]] from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' look like ordinary humans with [[HornedHumanoid horns]], [[SupernaturalGoldEyes yellow eyes]], and [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation grey skin]], but they are apparently more akin to insects by way of BizarreAlienBiology. They resemble [[UglyCute large grubs with humanoid heads]] when first born, then gradually become more human-like as they grow up, and there's some ExpoSpeak coming from them about internal body parts that would make more sense on an insect.
* The bug aliens in ''Theatre/{{Starship}}''.
* The Nemesites from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' are a race of ''butterfly'' people, though they frequently use technology to [[VoluntaryShapeShifting disguise themselves as humans.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'', the first alien female [[AnythingThatMoves Dimitri]] scores with is a green insectoid. Unfortunately, Shuar turns out to be a ClingyJealousGirl... and a hitwoman for the GOB. She alternates between pursuing him for the former and latter reasons for most of the comic. Meanwhile, her mother convinces Dimitri to license his grandmother's cookie recipe through her, and becomes wealthy when [[AlienArtsAreAppreciated Russian tea cookies become popular throughout the galaxy]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''Characters/{{Beast Wars}}'' a portion of the antagonist Predacon faction transform into various Arthropods including wasps and spiders (the female forms, ironically despite being apparently male). One former protagonist Maximal, Blackarachnia is also a spider.
* WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} can turn into Stinkfly, Big Chill and [[BeetleMania Eatle]].
* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aptly-named]] Insecticans from ''WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim''.
* The Irkens from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' look sort of like a cross between Insectoid Aliens and LittleGreenMen.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost''
** Zorak was a giant praying mantis. He had unintelligent insect servants called mosquitoids in "Zorak".
** Lokar was a large locust. He had unintelligent insect servants (giant metal-eating locusts) in "Lokar - King of the Killer Locusts".
** Giant ant/spider hybrids were minions of the Spider Woman in "The Web".
* The more robotic Insecticons in ''WesternAnimation/{{The Transformers}}'' can clone themselves and perform locust like swarms, unlike other Transformers (at least at the time) they can digest organic matter alongside Energon.
** The episode "Quest For Survival" involves a species of alien plant that finds Insecticon clones ''delicious.'' After conveniently eating the Insecticons' army, the Autobots load them all onto a spaceship and send them to "a planet of robotic insects." Sure, okay.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': Marvin the Martian, while not obviously insect-like and more of a [[LittleGreenMen Little Green Man]], was apparently supposed to be ant-like. In a way, this makes sense; he's completely black and has no mouth and huge eyes, with a diminutive stature to match.
* The inhabitants of Planet Ice in ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'' are insectoid aliens.
* The Cygnoids from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', a race of vaguely cockroach-like aliens who behave (and speak) like [[SpaceJews stereotypical Italian-Americans]].
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' was about Jack rescuing a pair of butterfly-like aliens from Aku.
* The Cluster of ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' who are also MechanicalLifeforms. They usually resemble beetles ([[TheDragon Smytus]], [[HarmlessVillain Krackus]], the {{mooks}}) or wasps ([[BigBad Vexxus]] and [[RebelliousPrincess Vega]]), though a mosquito-like individual appeared as head of the [[PoliceState Secret Police]] in "Escape from Cluster Prime". Most of their subjects are standard robots assimilated by them though.
* More than you can count in ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'', but some of the more notable are the LilliputianWarriors Fmtek, the HiveMind Skraaldian and the Bugs (see the film section).
* As the title suggests, ''WesternAnimation/DexHamiltonAlienEntomologist'' has dedicated his life to studying alien insects.