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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the assassin bug is a type of vermin creature.

Publication history[]

The assassin bug first appeared in White Dwarf #12 (April 1979). The assassin bug appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The assassin bug appeared in second edition under the "insect" heading in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[2]


An assassin bug is a four-legged insect that reproduces by implanting eggs into living human hosts.


  1. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)