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Mandibug
Mandibug
General Information
Universe Super Mario Bros.
Aliases Japanese: Kuwakabuto
(クワカブト)
Spanish: Escarabajo ("Beetle")
French: Skarabée
German: Stinkkäfer
("Green Shield Bug")
Italian: Scarafetor ("Stink Beetle")
Classification Kuwakabuto
Species Type Stag Beetle
Homeworld Honeyhive
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs (presumed)
Locomotion Hexapodal walking
Powered flight
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Prey Human, Bee (presumed)
Distinctive Features Retractable mandibles, Carapace design similar to Stomp Symbol
Lineage Information
Related Species Flipbug
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Personality Aggressive
Organization Small groups; possibly follow larger members
Leaders Bugaboom
Sociocultral characteristics
Members Bugaboom
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Honeyhive
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Superclass Ectognatha
Class Insecta
Subclass Pterygota
Infraclass Neoptera
Superorder Endopterygota
Order Coleoptera
(Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Infraorder Scarabaeiformia
Superfamily Scarabaeoidea
Family Lucanidae
Subfamily Pseudoentognathinae
(Somarinoa, 2016)
Genus Kuwakabuto (Somarinoa, 2016)
Species skarabee (Somarinoa, 2016)
Other Information
Status Data Deficient

Mandibugs are a species of huge scarabs indigenous to the Honeyhive Galaxy, although they can also be found in the Honeyclimb and Puzzle Plank Galaxies, as well. They are notably aggressive towards Bees, as well as to Humans, which they are large enough to eat.

Mandibugs possess a green carapace with an impressive, jagged design on the elytra that superficially resembles the local design known as a Stomp Symbol; it is possible that their shell inspired the design. Interestingly, their mandibles are retractable and housed within an outer set of jaws when not in use.

Mandibug Stack

A Mandibug Stack.

This species is so large that it has developed into a K-strategist type, and evidence supports the hypothesis that they only produce one offspring at a time. This would easily explain away the existence of what are known as "Mandibugs Stacks", in which a smaller Mandibugs rides a fully matured individual. Considering that the larger of the two flies into a rage upon the death of the smaller one, this is the most logical explanation.

Bugaboom

Bugaboom, a fully-mature Mandibug.

They appear to make use of a hive mind, or at the very least follow larger individuals. One such individual was known as Bugaboom, and is widely considered to have been the de facto "leader" of the Mandibugs. It was several times larger than any other recorded Mandibug, indicating that reaching such a size may either be extremely rare or an unnatural occurrence for their kind.

appearancesEdit

  • Super Mario Galaxy (First appearance)
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
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