The Hopper Bug is a type of Arachnid that appears in the Starship Troopers film universe. Essentially a Warrior Bug with wings, the Hopper shares many traits with the Warrior, such as its large mandibles and bladed forelimbs for slicing through prey. These creatures use their wings to fly rapidly over battlefields, using hit-and-run tactics against human infantry. Their main method of dispatching enemies is to fly in at high speed and extend their feelers and tail pincers to slice prey apart. They may also swoop down on victims from above and grab them, using their tails to cut up the victim or simply drop the victim from a great height.
While fast and agile, Hopper Bugs have weaker carapaces than ground-based Bugs, making them more vulnerable to gunfire.