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Planet of origin: Xindus
Affiliation: Xindi Council
(until 2311),
United Federation of Planets
Warp capable: Yes
Classification: Insectoid
Typical lifespan: 12 years
Sexes: genderless
Distinctive Features:
ridges on their cheek bones

The Xindi-Insectoid were a species of Xindi, and were native to the planet Xindus.


The Xindi-Insectoids were insectoid like, as their name suggests. As with all of the other five Xindi species, the Insectoids also had distinctive ridges on their cheek bones. The lifespan of an Insectoid was approximately twelve years. Their reproduction was performed asexually.

Because of their short lifespan, the Insectoids were strongly concerned about their offspring's survival. The Insectoid eggs were protected by the adults on hatchery brigs attached to their ships and if threatened, the Insectoids would protect their offspring even at the cost of their lives.


The Xindi-Insectoid had 67 different dialects. Their language was a clicking dialog, one of the most complex of all Xindi languages. They considered raised voices as a sign of hostility. In fact, there were 67 dialects of the Insectoid language. As they grew, their names grew longer and more difficult to pronounce.


Like the other Xindi species, the Insectoids evolved on the planet Xindus. During the Xindi Civil War, they were allies with the Xindi-Reptilians and were ultimately responsible for the planet's destruction, when in an act of desperation, the two races detonated several explosives over the eight largest seismic fissures of the planet. Another effect from the planet's destruction was the anihilation of the Xindi-Avians, wich went extinct after the planet's evacuation.

Philosophy and external affairs[]

Insectoids interpreted raised voices as a sign of hostility. They were quick to make decisions and were often in alliance with the Reptilians. Both species used to trade their technology between each other and usually agreed on all decisions.