Biology and appearance
Msqitos were flying insects native to the planet Kubindi, a world plagued by frequent solar flares. The insects had a relatively large wingspan and had bodies of an equal length to the height of an adult Human, a species who, on average, stood at 1.8 meters tall.
Msqitos would lay their eggs near bodies of water, and then each day, all those that hatched would make their way to another habitat together as a flock. Adult members of the species inhabited forested areas.
When the bounty hunter Dengar, along with several other bounty hunters, traveled to Kubindi in 0 ABY, he encountered a flock of msqitos in the Silver Forest of Dreams and nearly crashed his JumpMaster 5000, Punishing One, after swerving to avoid hitting them. The Rebels Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa, who followed the hunters to the planet, witnessed a flock of newly hatched msqitos making their way to the Silver Forest of Dreams from a nearby lake, one of which an aquabeast attempted to eat.
Behind the scenes
Msqitos first appeared in Star Wars Missions 6: The Search for Grubba the Hutt, a 1998 novel written by Dave Wolverton as part of the Star Wars Missions series. Neither source makes clear their level of sentience.
- Star Wars Missions 6: The Search for Grubba the Hutt (First appearance)
Notes and references
- Star Wars Missions 6: The Search for Grubba the Hutt
- The Star Wars Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook gives the average height of a Human as 1.8 meters, and Star Wars Missions 6: The Search for Grubba the Hutt states an msqito is equal in length to the height of one man.
- Star Wars Roleplaying Game Revised Core Rulebook