Films: Caved In-Prehistoric Terror (2006)
Location: Underground/Forest/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: Up to that of a small car.
Summary: One of the most numerous and diverse species of insect is the beetle. Look around, and you'll see beetles having adapted to all sorts of different biomes. Of course, the world of killer insect movies would simply be incomplete without one featuring them exclusively.
History: Somewhere in the forests of Switzerland, or rather below it, an ancient colony of gigantic rhinoceros beetles has been dormant. But not anymore. In the early 20th century, some miners roused them from their slumber, and from there, the area was never touched by people again. Until now, that is. Some thieves masquerading as tourists came to the mines to plunder it of the emeralds that lie within, and needless to say, everyone still in the woods were now under constant threat of becoming bug chow.
Notable Kills: A lot of babies end up infesting a body.
Final Fate: After the queen is discovered, one of the survivors severely injures it, causing the rest of the colony to rush to her aid. It turns out to be a trap, as the caves are blown up to destroy all of the beetles.
Powers/Abilities: Rather durable exoskeletons.
Weakness: Consistent firepower. Also, if the queen cries out in distress, the others will drop everything they are doing and try to help her.
Scariness Factor: 3-They are not shy with who they eviscerate with their mandibles, and are built like tanks for the most part. But alas, bad CGI ruins everything, and these bugs are no different. The wave of babies the queen rides on should be terrifying, but in this case it's particularly embarrassing.
Trivia: -Rhinoceros beetles are from the Dynastinae subspecies list of beetles, which also happens to have the strongest of their kind. This includes the Hercules beetle, the elephant beetle, and the Atlas beetle.
-The largest beetle also happens to be the largest insect on the planet. It is the Goliath beetle of Africa, which weighs about as much as 50 grams as adults, and double that as grubs. And yet it can still fly.