This housecat-sized beetle is a dull brown color brightened by two glowing green-yellow spots on its carapace.
|Beetle, Fire||CR 1/3|
N Small vermin
Init +0; Senses low-light vision; Perception +0
AC 12, touch 11, flat-footed 12 (+1 natural, +1 size)
hp 4 (1d8)
Fort +2, Ref +0, Will +0
Immune mind-affecting effects
Speed 30 ft., fly 30 ft. (poor)
Melee bite +1 (1d4)
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 9 (17 vs. trip)
Skills Fly –2
Organization solitary, cluster (2–6) or colony (7–12)
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.