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Beetle, Giant Fire

This housecat-sized beetle is a dull brown color brightened by two glowing green-yellow spots on its carapace.

Beetle, Fire CR 1/3
XP 135
N Small vermin
Init
+0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +0

DEFENSE

AC 12, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+1 natural, +1 size)
hp
4 (1d8)
Fort
+2, Ref +0, Will +0
Immune
mind-affecting effects

OFFENSE

Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (poor)
Melee
bite +1 (1d4)

STATISTICS
Str 10, Dex 11, Con 11, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 7
Base
Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 9 (17 vs. trip)
Skills
Fly –2
SQ
luminescence
SPECIAL ABILITIES

Luminescence (Ex)

A fire beetle’s glowing glands provide light in a 10-foot radius. A dead fire beetle’s luminescent glands continue to glow for 1d6 days after its death.

ECOLOGY

Environment any
Organization
solitary, cluster (2–6) or colony (7–12)
Treasure
none

Although nocturnal, the fire beetle lacks darkvision—it relies on its own glowing glands for illumination. Caged fire beetles are a popular source of long-lasting illumination among eccentrics and miners.