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Creatures in "Caterpillar" Category

NameCR
Blood Caterpillar4
Horn Caterpillar1

Caterpillar, Horn Caterpillar

This monstrous caterpillar’s dark-scarlet bristles drip with thick, dangerous-looking venom.

Horn Caterpillar CR 1

Source Bestiary 5 pg. 51
XP 400
N Small vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0

Defense

AC 14, touch 12, flat-footed 13 (+1 Dex, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 16 (3d8+3)
Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +1
Defensive Abilities bristles; Immune mind-affecting effects

Offense

Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Melee bite +5 (1d6+2), bristles +0 (1d4+1 plus poison)
Special Attacks poison, web (+4 ranged, DC 12, 3 hp)

Statistics

Str 14, Dex 13, Con 13, Int —, Wis 11, Cha 2
Base Atk +2; CMB +3; CMD 14 (can’t be tripped)
Skills Climb +10
SQ compression

Ecology

Environment temperate or warm forests
Organization solitary, pair, or clutch (3-12)
Treasure none

Special Abilities

Bristles (Ex) A creature that attacks a caterpillar with a natural attack or non-reach melee weapon must succeed at a DC 12 Reflex save or take damage as if the caterpillar had struck the creature with its bristles. The save DC is Dexterity-based.

Poison (Ex) Bristles—injury; save Fort DC 12; frequency 1/round for 6 rounds; effect 1d4 Strength; cure 1 save.

Unlike normal caterpillars, voracious giant horn caterpillars don’t pupate into butterflies. Instead, they remain in their worm-like forms for their entire life cycle, growing between each molt until they eventually reach the size of large dogs.

Horn caterpillars feed on the hooves and horns of dead ungulates, which they usually scavenge from corpses. Their sharp mandibles allow them to effortlessly shear through tendon and bone.