Aparoids are an insect-like alien race that have been unleashed upon the galaxy within the Star Fox series of games. They are parasitic and harmful to everything. They emerge as a major threat to the Lylat system in Star Fox: Assault. Aparoids have the power to absorb and control life forms and machines, though this control can be shaken. Though they spread across the galaxy, Aparoids come from a hive-like planet.
Like all insect aliens, they have a queen, which they follow loyally. Why, if the queen were to ever be destroyed, the entire race would be destroyed too.