The Splatter Bug is a small, non-sapient arthropoid native to an unnamed high-gravity planet. Unlike its armored cousin, the Sputnik Bug, the Splatter Bug has developed no defense mechanism against the danger of falling over in a high-gravity environment. When it falls off, its soft body is crushed by the fall and the poor bug dies. The Splatter Bug is described as an evolutionary dead end.
- Anatomy of an Alien (1998)