This Star Wars papercraft is the Geonosian, created by J. Ossorio. The Geonosian species, often called Geos or bugs in clone trooper slang, was an insectoid species native to the planet Geonosis. Geonosians resided in catacomb-like hive colonies beneath the organic-looking spires.
Notable Geonosians included: Poggle the Lesser, Gizor Dellso and Sun Fac, who all held important roles in the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
The Geonosians, with their long snouts and spindly limbs, bore a certain resemblance to B1 battle droids, which they manufactured for some time before the outbreak of the Clone Wars.
Like all insects, Geonosians had a hard exoskeleton that provided protection from physical impacts and bouts of radiation that occasionally showered their world, elongated faces and multi-jointed limbs. Geonosians were strong despite their thin builds, and were capable of constructing massive hives and factories in concert. They were classed as being a semi or quasi insectoid sentient species. The physical attributes of a Geonosian tended to vary depending on the caste that they were born into. The heads of a Geonosian was elongated an large with their skulls ridged on the top and by the side where they had bulbous, thick-lidded eyes. Typically, they were noted for being within two varieties. These included the leading aristrocrats and the warrior drones. Regardless of type, both were physically strong and covered with bony ridges which served to protect their arms, legs and vital organs. Normally, their skin was noted for being reddish in colour and they had a slender frame. They were noted for being somewhat resistant to the radiation that struck their homeworld but tended to live underground to escape this phenomena.
In terms of movement, they were bipedal in nature and walked on two legs. The toe structure of their feet allowed them to cling onto rock crags. However, most also possessed leathery rapid fluttering wings that emerged from their bony shoulder blades. In some specimens, the wings were not used after their youth and service drones had vestigial wings. Geonosians stood between 1.6 to 1.8 meters in height.
Geonosians between the ages of 1-6 were classed as being children whilst those between 7-10 were young adults. An adult was between 11-35 whilst middle age was reached 36-50 and old age was reached in 51-64. A venerable age for a Geonosian was when they were over the age of 65 years.
The Ur-Greedle were close evolutionary cousins of the Geonosians and developed from the same insectoid forebears. There were no Force-users known to exist amongst this species.