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Bombardier Beetle
Bombardier Beetle
Information
Type Unit
Classification

Insect

Climate

Tropical

Research Level
LevelII
Movement Type

Ground

Melee Damage

Bite[1]

Range Damage

Chemical Artillery[1]

Health 36
Defense

22

Speed (km/h)

24

Sight Radious

40

Size

1

Ability

Hovering

Buildable Yes
Building Requirements
Creature Chamber
Cost

Coal Icon67 Electricity Icon 55

The Bombardier Beetle is an animal from Impossible Creatures. It belongs to the 15 animals within the Insect Invasion expansion.

DescriptionEdit

Bombardier Beetle, common name for any member of a closely related group of gregarious and predatory ground beetles that have the ability to eject from the anus a glandular fluid that vaporizes with a popping sound when it hits the air, blinding the victim and confusing it with the noise. The sprays, which are used in defense, can be as hot as boiling water. The beetles' bodies are flattened and oval. One common American species is 1.3 cm (0.5 in) long; some are larger. Bombardier beetles spend most of the year in aggregations under rocks, hunting at night for small insects and caterpillars. In the spring they disperse for mating and egg laying. The fertilized female inserts each egg into a ball of mud and attaches it to a twig or rock. In a few days a larva hatches that usually goes through three instars (molting stages) before pupation. The adult that emerges is attracted to a community of bombardier beetles by odors sensed through its antennae.

Strategic ValueEdit

This creature relies upon teamwork to be effective, but is devastatingly powerful when this is done correctly. Possessing the Chemical Spray ability, it can bombard enemy units and structures from huge distances away- but only if it knows where those units and structures are. Thus, other units are necessary to ‘spot’ targets for the Bombardier Beetle. Once a team of Bombardier Beetles has a target, though, the enemy will never know what hit them.

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