This is a 3.5 meter long, carnivorous mutated beetle; protected by a thick wing case (the Herp is flightless) which reflects sonic attacks. To kill its prey, it squirts a stream of powerful acid up to 30 meters. This does 15 dice (15d6) of damage if it hits and will eat through 1/2 cm of duralloy in three melee turns. The Herp is a diligent and skillful hunter, able to track its prey (small animals) in all kinds of weather.