The Ovion/Cylon Alliance
Dunn, Thomas P., and Richard D. Erlich. "The Ovion/Cylon Alliance: The Machine-Insect Threat in Recent SF." 10th Annual National Conference of the Science Fiction Research Association. Staten Island, NY. June 1980.
Describes "The Ovion/Cylon Alliance" as the tendency to associate and even merge insects (necessarily organic) with the mechanical as a motif in SF literature and film from E. M. Foster's "The Machine Stops" on.