"Large beetles to be sure, an most closely resembling the scarabaeidae or, more commonly known, Scarab beetle."
"It was a massive thing, long as a small dog, perhaps, and wide as a baby sea tortoise. It's antennae were long and black, tensing and twitching in the depths. The shell was a solid bright gold, shiny and clean as chrome, with three bright green luminescent dots set neatly across, about midway down its shell."
"It had slick jaws and a monstrous beak. The beak was shaped like jagged teeth."
Philip Fracassi, Ateuchus