The Tincarma are an insectoid race in the Bregenna Expanse.
They have been at war with the Sarafid Dowd'i for 70-years.
There are several sub-species within the Tincarma. The space dwelling ones fly from one planet to another and then hurl their spore down to the planet. This spore then starts a new colony. On the planet various types of Tincarma, such as the large warriors will be born and bred.
They are several languages within the caste structure, all spoken by the hive queen, who controls each colony.
What makes the Tincarma different to most aliens is the variation in intelligence within the sub-species, some are intelligent, others are not.