| Biological classification
| Physical characteristics
A parasitic, burrowing arthropod native to Tatooine, the kreetle was often found in cities, homes, and other urban areas.
Biology and appearanceEdit
The parasitic kreetle was equipped with five pairs of legs, a tough reddish-brown exoskeleton, and large mandibles. 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.
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.
They are also native to Tatooine.
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. These creatures shared a symbiotic relationship with slaatik hagworms in the Lianorm Swamp.
Kreetles in the galaxyEdit
The word "kreetle" was sometimes used as an insult.
Behind the scenesEdit
Although the kreetle is said to have five pairs of legs, they are rendered with only three pairs in Star Wars: Republic Commando.
- Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
- Star Wars: Republic Commando
- Star Wars: Kenobi (Mentioned only)
- Rebel Force: Trapped (Mentioned only) (as an insult)
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Mentioned only) (as an insult)
- Dark Nest II: The Unseen Queen (Mentioned only) (as an insult)
- Legacy of the Force: Tempest (Mentioned only) (as an insult)
- Legacy of the Force: Invincible (Mentioned only) (as an insult)
- Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse (Mentioned only) (as an insult)
- Star Wars: Legacy 40: Tatooine, Part 4 (Mentioned only)
- The Art of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide