These genetically engineered insects escaped from corporation labs and formed a population in the Greylands beyond the Hyperion wall. But with the expansion of Novus, they moved south into the wastes of Smoldering Golem. They have the ability to be controlled by human telepaths if they feel the relationship benefits them. They have the ability to fly and have a nasty weaponized spray that shoots from their abdomens. It’s best to tread lightly around them.