Beetle droids were B1 battle droids riding on mounts resembling beetles. The beetles had six legs, a brown color, and were used by the Trade Federation before the outbreak of the Clone Wars. They were probably based on large insects such as harvester beetles. There were three levels of beetle droid mounts, each with different levels of armor and flamethrowers. They were used as heavy close-range units, sacrificing range for speed and firepower. The flamethrowers were especially effective against mechanical units. They came in basic, heavy, and advanced models, with the heavy possessing better weapons and armor than the basic model. These improvements were furthered by the advanced model.
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns