this insectoid herd animal was believed to have evolutionary links to the Geonosian race. Native to the planet Geonosis, the ur-greedle resembled a short Geonosian, with a blood-red exoskeleton and six wings. Their limbs ended in three-clawed hands that were used for digging into the sandy surface of their homeworld, where the ur-greedles congregated in large groups. Xenobiologists were divided on the intelligence level of the ur-greedles, although many considered them simple creatures. Ur-greedles became infamous in the wake of the Battle of Geonosis, as their attraction to shiny objects led them to acquire many of the lightsabers of fallen Jedi Knights before the forces of the Old Republic could recover them from the battlefields.