The name of the planet was coined by Captain Kathryn Janeway and Commander Chakotay in 2372, when they were forced to leave the USS Voyager and live on the planet because of a rare viral infection that they'd contracted from an insect bite.
Janeway and Chakotay set up a modular shelter to serve as a permanent home. Although these facilities were basic, they were in keeping with their low-tech environment. The area contained a forest and at least one river, and was home to a type of burrowing insect, and a primate species.
Janeway designated different areas of the planet; notably, one she designated Beta 4, which she used in function of her insect trap research.