The giant bombardier beetle was a variety of giant beetle.[1]


Bombardier beetles were generally about 4 feet (1.2 meters) long.[1]


Unlike many beetles, bombardier beetles were solely carnivores, feeding mostly on carrion and gathering carcasses as places to lay their eggs.[1]


Bombardier beetles were often solitary creatures. They dwelt in forests.[1]

Bombardier beetles were found in the forest of Cormanthor.[2] They were also found in Dragon's Eye in the Spine of the World.[3]


Bombardier beetles were able to expel acid from their rear ends. The sound of the beetle expelling acid could be deafening. They could also emit a fire cloud to protect themselves, a few times per day.[1]


The substances inside the beetle could be retrieved from a dead specimen to create small explosives.[1]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 18. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  2. James Butler, Elizabeth T. Danforth, Jean Rabe (1994). Elminster's Ecologies (Cormanthor). (TSR, Inc), p. 10. ISBN 1-5607-6917-3.
  3. Black Isle Studios (2000). Steve Bokkes, J.E. Sawyer, John Deiley, Reg Arnedo, Matt Norton, et al. Icewind Dale.

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