Insects appear in some Castlevania games, although they are relatively rare.

General information

The first kind of true insects that appeared in Castlevania are Beetles, which are found in the Boku Dracula-kun series. The Scarab beetle from the Famicom version sits in a sand pit. When the player wanders above it, it jumps up and tries to bite them. Percy Pincher from the Game Boy game inhabits the forests and comes down from the tree tops.

Several varieties of Moths of various sizes and anthropomorphic qualities have appeared in Castlevania. These usually hover above the ground and sprinkle poisonous dust on the ground below. These include the true form of the Princess of Moss boss of Castlevania: Bloodlines, the skull faced Bitterfly of Symphony of the Night and Order of Ecclesia, the giant moth King Moth from Circle of the Moon, one of the forms of the Shadow boss from Harmony of Dissonance, and the crypto-zoological Mothman from Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin.

The Underground Gallery in Circle of the Moon is infested with a variety of insects and other dangerous lifeforms. The Death Mantis is a giant preying mantis. Killer Bees are dangerous enemies that can strike quickly from large distances. The King Moth can also be found here.

In Portrait of Ruin, Killer Bees are large purple insects with human skulls for heads. They swarm around Bee Hives and will attack with deadly stingers if any heroes get near them or rattle the Bee Hive.

Insects are sometimes part of a boss attack associated with insects. Flies and maggots coming from the rotting flesh of the giants Beelzebub's (the "Lord of the Flies") and the Forgotten One are hazards in these boss battles. Abaddon, who takes the form of a locust-man himself, directs a swarm of locusts in his attacks.

Several creatures are referred to as "insects" but are not really ones themselves. These include the Beetle from Belmont's Revenge, which is really an Arthroverta, and the Man Eater worms that live inside giant skulls.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Insects
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Scarab BDK 36. Scarab (jpn) [ edit ]
Boku Dracula-kun
' 6. Egypt
Percy Pincher KD 11. Percy Pincher  [ edit ]
Kid Dracula (Game Boy)
' 2. Forest
Cvbl-princess Princess of Moss  [ edit ]
' 5. Versailles Palace
Qmoss Princess of Moss [Second Form]  [ edit ]
' 5. Versailles Palace
Bitterfly-1- 105. Bitterfly  (Chonchon) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night (Strategy)
Mutated Insect. Visible only to magicians. Level: 33
HP: 4
Exp: 120
Drop: Luck Potion, Mystic Pendant
Necromancy Laboratory, Hell Garden (Saturn only)
Mantis Death Mantis (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
' Strong: Darkness
HP: 200
Exp: 400
Atk: 318
Def: 240
Common Drop: Hard Ring (5%)
Rare Drop: Cockatrice (1.5%)
Underground Gallery
Cotm killerbee Killer Bee (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon (Strategy)
''Abil: Poison
Strong: Poison
HP: 8
Exp: 88
Atk: 308
Def: 108
Common Drop: Antidote (3%)
Rare Drop: Night Suit (0.2%)
Eternal Corridor (after defeating Death), Underground Gallery
Kingmoth King Moth (jpn) [ edit ]
Circle of the Moon
''Abil: Poison
Strong: Poison
HP: 140
Exp: 88
Atk: 290
Def: 160
Common Drop: Antidote (3%)
Rare Drop: Heart Ex (0.2%)
Underground Warehouse, Underground Gallery
Shadow Shadow2 Shadow3 Shadow4 69. Shadow  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
''Abil: Can transform to Black Panther, Sword and Moth.
Level: 36
HP: 1,600
Exp: 2,362
Castle B: Sky Walkway
068 68. Maggot  [ edit ]
Lament of Innocence
A maggot that devours Forgotten Ones. Strong: Crystal
Weak: Fire, Holy Water
HP: 45
Prison of Eternal Torture
Mothman 81. Mothman (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
Half man, half moth. It appears to be attracted to the light. Weak: Fire, Stone
HP: 199
MP: 80
Exp: 355
Atk: 54
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: Sense Up (64%)
The Pinnacle
Abaddon 115. Abaddon (jpn) [ edit ]
Dawn of Sorrow
A master of pestilent locusts from the deep abyss of the underworld. Strong: Dark
Weak: Piercing, Slashing, Holy
HP: 4,000
MP: 9,999
Exp: 12,000
Atk: 110
Timestop: Unaffected
Soul: 5th Plague
The Abyss
Killerbee 65. Killer Bee  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A bee with a stinger that can easily pierce and kill. Weak: Whip, Slash, Fire
HP: 1
Exp: 8
Skill Pt: 1
Forest of Doom
Vicebeetle 100. Vice Beetle  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
An insect with crushingly powerful jaws. Crawls on the ceiling. Strong: Dark
Weak: Strike, Whip, Fire, Holy
HP: 30
Exp: 64
Skill Pt: 3
Burnt Paradise, Nest of Evil
Mothman 109. Mothman  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
Half moth, half man--he sprinkles poisonous dust wherever he goes. Weak: Fire, Stone
HP: 80
Exp: 125
Skill Pt: 7
13th Street, Nest of Evil
Abaddon 134. Abaddon  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin
A master of pestilent locusts from the deep abyss of the underworld. Strong: Dark
Weak: Slash, Holy
HP: 5,000
Exp: 4,000
Skill Pt: 50
Drop: Record 3
Nest of Evil
Bitterfly-1- 32. Bitterfly  (Chonchon) [ edit ]
Order of Ecclesia
Invisibility is this creature's cloak, and its weapon. Strong: Light
Weak: Slash, Ice, Darkness
HP: 33
Exp: 29
Skill Pt: 1
Atk: 27
Misty Forest Road
Bitterfly  [ edit ]
Encore of the Night
''Abil: ???
HP: 230
Exp: ~390
Drop: Hamburger; ???
Steal: ~1 silver, 85 copper
Underground Caverns

Item Data

Item Data: Insects
Image Name - Game
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Luck Potion Icon Luck Potion (Lucky Drug) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Temporarily raises LCK [use] Medicine (Stat Potion)
LCK +20
Find: Death Wing's Lair, Olrox's Quarters, Reverse Outer Wall
Drop: Bitterfly, Imp
Mystic Pendant Icon Mystic Pendant (Pendant) - Symphony of the Night [edit]
Increases MP Restoration Rate Other (Necklace)
Find: Royal Chapel
Drop: Bitterfly
Effect: Doubles MP Restoration Rate
Hard Ring Icon Hard Ring (jpn) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Defense increases while equipped. Arm (Ring)
DEF +50, STR -10, LCK -10
Drop: Stone Armor, Death Mantis, Medusa Head
Antidote Icon Antidote (Cure Poison) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Cure poison status. Recovery Item (Cure)
Drop: Killer Bee, King Moth, Slime, Poison Armor, Poison Worm
Night Suit Icon Night Suit (Jet-Black Clothes) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
A dark black suit Body (Clothes)
DEF +60, STR +20, INT +10
Drop: Killer Bee, Golem, Hyena
Heart Ex Icon Heart Ex (Heart X Up) - Circle of the Moon [edit]
Recover 50 Hearts. Recovery Item (Heart Potion)
Heart +50
Drop: King Moth, Scary Candle, Spearfish, Hipogriff, Fallen Angel, Flame Armor
Ability Soul DoS Icon Mothman - Sense Up - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Gain more experience points. Enchanted Soul
Rarity: *
Drop: Mothman
Bullet Soul DoS Icon Abaddon - 5th Plague - Dawn of Sorrow [edit]
Summon a cloud of locusts to swarm foes. Bullet Soul
Attrib: Slash
Consume: 40 MP 
Rarity: Always get the soul.
Drop: Abaddon
Record PoR Icon Record 3 (jpn) - Portrait of Ruin [edit]
In Search of the Secret Spell. Item
Jonathan, Charlotte 
Sell: $7,500  Drop: Abaddon
Effect: Plays In Search of the Secret Spell on the Record Player.


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