Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
BLISTER TIGER BEETLE
Blister Bugs (entomological classification: Coleoptera Meloidae) are a type of Arachnids. They are slightly larger than Warrior Bugs and similar in shape and colour to the closely related species of Blaster Bugs. Blisters have a huge gaping maw from which they can spew a powerful, corrosive green liquid which can be used to attack directly or dissolve walls and equipment. Though it is fairly short ranged, even Marauder armour can evaporate under its attacks.
The Blister Bug must first produce the bio-corrosive acid in its abdomen that it spits forth from its maw to ranges of 30 feet (about 9 meters), or more. The Blister is a four-legged bug, the rearmost pairs of legs are longer than the two front forelegs. The Blister’s body is light brown with a shade of green, the bug has orange-coloured eyes with black pupils. It has three tan coloured crosswise stripes on top of the body, the legs are also tan with a shade of green, the abdomen is redish.
The upper mandible has three fangs, the lower mandible has two bigger fangs. Like the Warrior, the Blister Bug has two small claws. Blisters are not as fast as Warriors, but they can also climb. Unlike its cousin the Blaster Bug, Blister Bugs generally attack individually or in smaller swarms supported by Warrior Bugs, whereas Blaster Bugs attack in massed swarms for maximum effect.