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Emperor Beetleboog Bolderbugs appear several times in the How to Train Your Dragon Book Series.

Physical Appearance

Emperor Beetleboog Bolderbugs are bright red in color, with black spots, mimicking a Ladybug. They even have a horny growth on the tops of their heads that looks like a crown. According to the Dragon Key in the back of The Incomplete Book of Dragons, Bolderbugs can have multiple heads.


Bolderbugs can live for decades, whereas almost every other species of Nanodragon don't live for more than a few years, if that. They also are very intelligent and fluent with Dragonese, where many Nanodragon species are not.


The Bolderbugs are always the leaders or alphas of all Nanodragons, perhaps because of their intelligence and relative longevity. Emperor Beetleboog Bolderbugs are proud, self-important little dragons (as most leaders tend to be).


How to Speak Dragonese

An Emperor Beetleboog Bolderbug named Ziggerastica is first introduced in this Book, where Hiccup saves him from being eaten alive as a honey-covered snack of the Fat Consul. For saving him, a self-proclaimed god, Ziggerastica organizes the Nanodragons to lift Hiccup up into the air, so that to the observer, he appears to be hovering of his own accord.

How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

The "floating" trick is repeated again in this Book to help Hiccup solidify his power. Ziggerastica and the Nanodragons appear in the books to teach us that the small and seemingly insignificant should not be discounted.

The Incomplete Book of Dragons

The Emperor Beetleboog Bolderbugs are discussed in this reference book in the Nanodragon section. They also appear in the Dragon Key at the back of the book.


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