A killer beetle is the strongest insect in SLASH'EM. They are the only insect to appear as a 5 via warning. It almost always appears via summon insects, as it cannot be generated in Gehennom.


Along with the assassin bug, killer beetles make the summon insects spell significantly less benign in SLASH'EM. They are less of a threat than assassin bugs and stronger migos, however, since they are quite slow. They can still do large amounts of damage though, and have large numbers of hit points, and thus are best avoided in favor of more pressing targets (such as the caster of the summon insects spell).

Encyclopaedia entryEdit

[ 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.

[ Van Dale's Groot Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal ]

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