The Mountains of the Morning were barren—devoid of all life except lichen and small insectoidal creatures.
I studied the biochemistry of Mercurian life. I worked out the life cycle of a few plants and one insectoidal form.
The ruling race on Venus is insectoidal—their pest is a batch of tiny and unintelligent primates.
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.
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.
A filthy, overdeveloped, intolerable shithole inhabited by nothing but cannibals and a couple of insectoidal species too toxic to serve as nutrition.
any evidence 1956
The Promised Land, by Randall Garrett and Robert Silverberg (writing as "Robert Randall")
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