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Bite Bug

Large, flying insects that can be randomly encountered in Final Fantasy VIII.


A Bite Bug's oversized "jaws" are purely for offensive purposes - its true mouth and mandibles are much smaller. This insect can deliver painful stings with the barb located at the end of its abdomen; although the toxin discharged by this stinger is weak, it can sometimes poison humans. Bite Bugs have also been known to release a spray of foul-smelling gas from several abdominal openings; the chemicals in this misty excretion affect the nervous system - in humans it can induce an uncontrollable, and extremely-violent, berserk state. Bite Bugs can remain airborne for hours at a time without rest, but have a relatively low top flight speed of 8 mph/12.9 kmph. Earth magic has no effect on these pests while they are flying.


Bite Bugs are susceptible to ice and wind magic, the former slows their metabolic rate to a crawl and freezes their joints, the latter tosses them violently about like a leaf in a storm. The weight and size of a Bite Bug's false jaws adversely impacts the insect's balance and maneuverability in the air. Because they only have one compound eye, Bite Bugs have relatively poor depth perception.

Paper toweling, newsprint, white glue, hot glue, plastic, a broom bristle, and paint.

12.4 cm/4.9 in. x 16.3 cm/6.4 in. (highest point x widest point)

One day; May 12, 2005.

Bite Bug photo collage.

Hand reproduction of a Bite Bug Triple Triad card.

For comparison purposes, here is an image of the Bite Bug polygon model from the Final Fantasy VIII video game.

(In no particular order of importance.)

  •    Final Fantasy VIII  Playstation video game and instruction manual.

  •   Various GameFAQs Final Fantasy VIII game guides.

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