Appearing in the 1st doctor story The Web Planet, the Menoptra used to live peacefully with the other residents of Vortis until the Zarbi came and tried to eliminate all intelligent life most menoptra fleed. Several years later the Menoptra try to overthrough the Animus with the help of the doctor and his companions manage to defeat the Animus and restore peace to their world.
- There are several toys of the Menoptra.
- Although not again seen in Doctor Who on the screen the Menoptra have been in several comics, radio plays and books.
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