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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.

Family Information
Type: Vermin
Subfamilies: Black Beetles
Common Behavior: L, S, Sc
Uncommon Behavior: A
Weak against: Resist Vs. Ice Resist Vs. Light
Common Job(s): Paladin (noncasting)
Uncommon Job(s): Black Mage, Dark Knight
Charmable: Able to be charmed
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Susceptible to Aspir
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks[edit]

Special Abilities Original and Zilart Areas Promathia Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Pankration
Spoil: - Single target STR Down. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Rhino Guard: - Evasion Boost. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Rhino Attack: - Single target Knockback. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Hi-Freq Field: - Cone Attack Evasion Down. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Power Attack - Single target critical damage. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Boll Weevil Timed Spawn at (K-9) every 90-120 minutes. 63-65 Jugner Forest (S) Nasatya's Ring
Diamond Daig Lottery Spawn from Helm Beetles around (H-8) on the map that exits to Western Altepa Desert at (J-9) during a sandstorm. 70 Quicksand Caves Protecting Bangles
Donnergugi Lottery Spawn from the two Sand Beetles that spawn around the rock formation at (I-6). Unknown Eastern Altepa Desert Thunder Coral
Dynast Beetle Timed Spawn at (I-9) on map 3 every 90-120 minutes. 63-65 Crawlers' Nest Dasra's Ring
Fungus Beetle Lottery Spawn from Scarab Beetles around (G-9), (H-9) and (I-9)approximately every 15 minutes to three hours. 10-15 West Ronfaure Clipeus
Hercules Beetle Forced Spawn by trading a Honey to three ??? at (G-7), during the night (22:00-4:00). After 4:00, if a ??? that had Honey traded to it is examined, there is a chance of the NM spawning. 34 Carpenters' Landing Black Hose
Lumber Jack Spawns after the Weeping Willow is defeated. 55 Batallia Downs Bloodsword
Lightning Mantle
Panzer Percival Lottery Spawn from Stag Beetles around either (J-5) or (L-6) - (L-7). 25-26 Jugner Forest Neckchopper

Quest NMs: Kettenkaefer (The Potential Within)

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Bisan (BCNM - Carapace Combatants), Pilwiz (BCNM - Carapace Combatants), Ancilla Beetle (ANNM)

Limbus NMs: Arboricole Beetle (SW Apollyon), Enhanced Beetle (Temenos - Western Tower), Enhanced Kettenkaefer (Central Temenos - 4th Floor)

Other NMs: Atlas Beetle (Moblin Maze Mongers), Gawky Gawain (Fields of Valor)

Monsters in Family[edit]

Name Level Zone
Scarab Beetle 3-6 East Ronfaure
3-6 West Ronfaure
21-23 East Ronfaure (S)
Copper Beetle 9-12 Palborough Mines
Beady Beetle 11-16 Inner Horutoto Ruins
15-18 Carpenters' Landing
Stag Beetle 20-23 Carpenters' Landing
20-23 Jugner Forest
20-23 Meriphataud Mountains
38-41 Jugner Forest (S)
45-48 Meriphataud Mountains (S)
Goblin's Beetle 23-25 Sauromugue Champaign
61-63 Sauromugue Champaign (S)
Dung Beetle 23-26 Ordelle's Caves
Diving Beetle 25-28 Sauromugue Champaign
27-30 Carpenters' Landing
44-47 Sauromugue Champaign (S)
Goliath Beetle 29-31 Ordelle's Caves
34-36 Vunkerl Inlet (S)
Sand Beetle 36-40 Eastern Altepa Desert
Borer Beetle 41-44 Garlaige Citadel
Nest Beetle 45-47 Crawlers' Nest
Forester Beetle 47-50 Batallia Downs (S)
Desert Beetle 47-51 Western Altepa Desert
Helm Beetle 51-58 Quicksand Caves
59-62 Crawlers' Nest
Blazer Beetle 52-54 Crawlers' Nest
Chamber Beetle 56-58 Garlaige Citadel
Armet Beetle 64-66 King Ranperre's Tomb
Starmite 65-67 Toraimarai Canal
Targe Beetle 83-89 Ordelle's Caves
Starborer 90/95 ? Toraimarai Canal
Gouger Beetle 93-94 Sauromugue Champaign (S)
Warden Beetle 92-96 Garlaige Citadel
This article uses material from the "Category:Beetles" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.