Clip beeltes were a type of insect grown by the Yuuzhan Vong. The shell of the clip beetle was very nutritious, and was a staple in the diet of many of the Yuuzhan Vong's biots. They were also the primary means with which the Yuuzhan Vong connected pieces of clothing or even living tissue. The clip beetles were voracious feeders, and their mandibles were incredibly strong.
When a clip beetle's head was manipulated, the jaws opened so they could then be placed to secure two pieces of cloth or the sides of a wound, and allowed to close its jaws. The head was then removed from its body securing the two pieces in place. The body section could then be squeezed to express the tender meat inside.