Name: giant beetle
Difficulty: 6
Base level: 5
Base experience: 56
Speed: 6
Base AC: 4
Base MR: 0
Alignment: 0
Frequency: Rare
Genocidable: Yes
    Bite: 3d6
Weight: 10
Nutritional value: 10
Size: large
Resistances: poison
Resistances conveyed by eating: poison

A giant beetle has an animal body. It has no hands. It is poisonous if eaten. It is a carnivore.

The Creator has an inordinate fondness for beetles. attributed to biologist J.B.S. Haldane The common name for the insects with wings shaped like shields (Coleoptera), one of the ten sub-species into which the insects are divided. They are characterized by the shields (the front pair of wings) under which the back wings are folded.

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