The Beetle is an item that appears in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
Beetles are considered items in this game despite being insects. After buying a Beetle Box for 150 coins, Mario can head back to Booster Hill to play the Beetle Catching minigame. Mario will have a certain amount of time to catch as many beetles as he can. These Beetles can then be traded for coins at Beetles Are Us in Seaside Town.