Darkling and Ground Beetles
Ox Beetles are some of the largest beetles found in Seabranch. Their diet is primarily leaves, grasses, and plant seeds. Ox beetles play an important part in recycling plant material back into the ecosystem. Male Ox Beetles come in "major" and "minor" varieties. The major males have three large projections or horns on the thorax with the central one the longest. Minor males have horns as well, but the two in back are small and stubby. Female Ox Beetles have no horns, per se, only a small raised area (tubercles) in place of the horns.
Tiger Beetles are aggressive and highly skilled predators. For their size, they have been clocked as the fastest moving insect in the world. When they capture their prey, they grab it with their long, sword like mandibles, crush and tear the insect apart, and then spit up their saliva, which digests their prey even before they suck it up as a gooey stew.