Bark mites were herbivorous insects. They were usually docile but they could become aggressive when protecting their lair.
During the Galactic Civil War, a colony of giants bark mites lived in a cave on the Nabooian moon of Rori. The creatures had discovered that the cave wass damp and warm, making it a perfect nursery for their brood.
After the Battle of Yavin, Doctor Maldien conducted illegal and highly dangerous bioengineering experiments in a laboratory on Corellia to create very aggressive and intelligent creatures. This included engineered bark mites.
Behind the scenes
Bark mites appeared in the video game Star Wars Galaxies, a massively multiplayer online-role playing game developed by Sony and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011.
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Quick Reference Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Total Experience: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Guide: Prima Official Game Guide