Giant Beetle «Lytid»

Reported By: unknown contributor in MM2

Role: Unknown
Base Stock: Beetle

MCC Stat Block: Lytid 'Giant Beetle' (1d4+1 (3)): Init +4; atk bite melee +3 (1d16+2); AC 15; HD 4D7 hp 16 each; MV 11' or Fly 19' ; 1d20; SV Fort +0, Ref +2, Will +0
Mutations: None

Number Appearing: 1d4+1
Morale: 7
Hit Dice: HD 4D7
Armor: 5 (AC 15)
Size: Medium 2 Meters

Movement: MV 11' or Fly 19'

Attack: Bite melee +3 (1d16+2)

MS: 9   PS: 16
IN: 2   DX: 16
CH: 1   CN: 12

Frequency: Uncommon
Organization: Unknown
Activity Cycle: Unknown
Diet: Herbivore
Habitat: Temperate Forests
Tech Level: 0 - 0
Artifacts: Unknown

Description (Initial Observations): hese giant beetles are feared all over Gamma Terra for their extreme destructiveness to forests. They are cylindrical and are black or brown. Their mandibles are large but are meant to cut through wood,

Reactions: No known interactions

Behavior: its bite does 4d8 to trees and shrubs.Adult lytids feed on leaves and branches of trees and shrubs (intelligent or not) and have preferences depending on the subspecies.They breed in the fall; laying each egg in the base of a tree. The young slowly kill the tree, finally breaking out in April. Whole groves are destroyed this way.

Behavior: Behavior not recorded

Society: Anthropological studies incomplete