The Yturi are an alien species from the Stardoc Universe.
Yturi are capable of self-propagation. They have a leaf-shaped appendage over its thorax suggesting where this takes place.
The Yturi are one of many the Hsktskt enslaved. To control their enslaved Yturi, they feed them chemicals that interfere with their reproductive systems though the effects are detrimental, causing the Yturi to fall ill.
- Endurance (Stardoc #3) by S.L. Viehl (2001)