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"Tell your master I find his hospitality most generous, but an allergy to most insects means I'll have to decline snacking on those crunchbugs."
―Corran Horn refuses crunchbugs offered to him by Shala the Hutt[1]

Crunchbugs were a non-sentient species of insects that were enjoyed as a snack food by members of the Hutt species. They produced chirping or peeping sounds. In 11 ABY, the Hutt crime lord Shala offered the Jedi Corran Horn a bowl of live crunchbugs in his base on the planet Courkrus, but the Force-sensitive had to decline as he claimed to have an allergy to insects. Horn later reflected that he wished to he could use the Force to perform a census of all the crunchbugs living in the city of Vlarnya on the planet.[1] In 19 ABY, crunchbugs were served at a huge feast held by Popara Anjiliac Diresto in his penthouse on the planet Nal Hutta.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Crunchbugs were first mentioned in the 1998 novel I, Jedi written by Michael A. Stackpole and then again in the 2012 novel Scourge written by Jeff Grubb. Scourge is a novelized version of the Wizards of the Coast Star Wars Roleplaying Game adventure Tempest Feud, although the insects are not mentioned in the original RPG material.


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 I, Jedi
  2. Scourge, chapter 9
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