Large, grasshopper-like insects that first appeared in Nintendo's 1994 Super Metroid Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) video game. Not unlike Metroids, Beetoms are life energy leeches. Utilizing its powerful hind legs, a Beetom will leap onto any organism that gets too close, and, once fastened, feed until either its host is dead or the insect is forcefully removed.
For comparison purposes, below are two images of Beetoms taken from the Super Metroid video game. The first photo depicts Samus Aran stumbling upon a couple of Beetoms in Norfair. The second is an animation of a Beetom feeding on Samus--notice that its eye changes from green to red while draining life.
(In no particular order of importance.)
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