Armored insects that scurry around in forests, caves, tombs, and large open areas, beetles are a common sight to adventurers. Like their aquatic counterparts, the crabs, beetles are encased in thick body armor comprised of a segmented shell. Armed with formidable mandibles, they can easily chew through wood and flesh. Like all insects, their compound eyes give them excellent vision, which is not good news to adventurers who come across the more aggressive members of the beetle family. They also use their wings to their advantage; either fluttering them to cause sonic vibrations or flying up and launching themselves straight into an opponents face like a missile.
These living tanks are worth the trouble in farming. Getting past their defense and subduing them gives you the chance to collect their sought-after shells and jaws. They make for a durable yet light armor, as well as rings and earrings. Their wings can also be used to make earrings and arrow fletchings.