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A parasitic, burrowing arthropod native to Tatooine, the kreetle was often found in cities, homes, and other urban areas.

Biology and appearanceEdit


A kreetle found on Kashyyyk

The parasitic kreetle was equipped with five pairs of legs, a tough reddish-brown exoskeleton, and large mandibles.[2] Giving birth to young in the form of maggot-like larvae,[source?] kreetles thrived on garbage and vegetable remains, and could often be found in abandoned profogg burrows.[2]


Kreetles were located near cities.[2]

Despite their small size, kreetles were aggressive arthropods, but posed little threat to travelers in the large cities they colonized near. Overkreetles were an: extremely large kreetles, they were capable of killing any amateur fighter in the wilderness. Luckily, overkreetles were rarely found near the proximity of a city.

Kreetles were native to Naboo,[4] From Naboo the kreetle was transported to its moon Ohma-D'un. The Gungans used kreetles as nutcrackers, but also found the arthropod to be a tasty snack.

They are also native to Tatooine.[2]

Kreetles fed on flesh, whether living or dead. They attack in groups of four-to-five, taking a bite and then retreating before moving in for another.[4] These creatures shared a symbiotic relationship with slaatik hagworms in the Lianorm Swamp.[5]

Kreetles in the galaxyEdit

During the Clone Wars, the kreetle could be found on Geonosis and Kashyyyk.[3]

The word "kreetle" was sometimes used as an insult.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Kreetles have appeared in several Star Wars video games, the first being the tie-in to Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier.

Although the kreetle is said to have five pairs of legs, they are rendered with only three pairs in Star Wars: Republic Commando.



A kreetle found on Geonosis


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