The Mountains of the Morning were barren—devoid of all life except lichen and small insectoidal creatures.
Promised Land in Astounding Science Fiction Aug. 29/2
I studied the biochemistry of Mercurian life. I worked out the life cycle of a few plants and one insectoidal form.
Life Cycle in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction July 54/2
The ruling race on Venus is insectoidal—their pest is a batch of tiny and unintelligent primates.
Science & Science Fiction: Who Borrows What? in Worlds of Toomorrow Dec. 63/1
The found the ruined diving suit with its fish-eaten contents lying on its back in deep azure sand, sextet of insectoidal legs bent up at the joints, in a posture of agony.
Human Operators in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan. 21/1
Rats, and others, pests from a dozen alien vessels, some chittering and insectoidal, some silent and lizard-like, all living on floating garbage in the interstellar amity of scavengers.
Place of No Shadows in Asimov’s Science Fiction Nov. 182
A filthy, overdeveloped, intolerable shithole inhabited by nothing but cannibals and a couple of insectoidal species too toxic to serve as nutrition.
Artists Save the Galaxy! (2014) 283
any evidence 1956
The Promised Land, by Randall Garrett and Robert Silverberg (writing as "Robert Randall")
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1963 cite from Michael Girsdansky's "Science and Science Fiction: Who Borrows What?".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1957 cite from Poul Anderson's "Life Cycle".
We would like cites of any date from other sources.
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