Six powerful legs, each ending in a hooked claw, jut from the shieldlike body of this massive insect.
Speed 20 ft., fly 20 ft. (poor), swim 40 ft.
Str 19, Dex 13, Con 16, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 2
A belostomatid injects a corrosive enzyme into its prey that both paralyzes and liquefies flesh. A creature struck by the belostomatid’s piercing bite must succeed at a DC 15 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1d4 rounds. For every round the creature is paralyzed it takes 1d2 points of Constitution damage.
A belostomatid can hold its breath for a number of rounds equal to 4 times its Constitution score before it risks drowning.