Art by Roberto Corona and Nigel Dobbyn.

The Insectra Empire was a warlike race of insects. Locked in a war with The Blurrgh for ten thousand years, the empire wished to conquer the entire galaxy. The empire was last ruled by Dark Visor, with Dim Visor and Dusty Visor coming before him. They disbanded after the calming influence of Kaamdaarn forced the majority of the insects to surrender.


Since the war between the Insectra and the Blurrgh had been raging for thousands of years, neither side could remember why they were still fighting. Visor continued the conflict to ensure he retained the perks of being a leader. At some point towards the empire's end, the Insectra kidnapped Shortfuse the Cybernik and forced him to obey them by fitting him with a Controla-Crawly. Amy Rose and Tekno the Canary then tried to locate their friend, but a malfunction with Tekno's machine resulted in them beaming aboard the Insectra mothership. Before they could be executed, the girls managed to free Shortfuse from his enslavement. The ship was then attacked by the Blurrgh and they crashed on the planet Kaamdaarn. Despite being outnumbered, the Insectra were ready to continue the battle with their rivals, but their weapons were unable to function on the peaceful planet. Fed up with fighting, the Insectra surrendered and agreed to live happily on their new planet.