Insectoid is a term that has been used to refer to several insect-like creatures.
- Aqir — A race of highly intelligent, greatly expansionistic and incredibly evil insectoids who ruled the far western lands of old Kalimdor, spawned from the Old Gods themselves.
- Qiraji — An ancient sentient insectoid race who once vied for dominance of all of Kalimdor. Descendants of the aqir.
- Mantid — A race of insectoids that dwell in the Dread Wastes and Townlong Steppes of Pandaria. Descendants of the aqir.
- Ravagers — A form of insectoid predator native to Outland as well as the alternate Draenor.
- While the nerubians, much like the qiraji and mantid, are descendants of the insectoid aqir, they are referred to as arachnids, not insectoids.