Bony Beetles are the Dry Bones like Sub-Species of Buzzy Beetles, that first appeared in Super Mario World in Ludwig Von Koopa's castle. They later appeared inPaper Mario, they reappeared in Paper Mario: Sticker Star with a redesign which was also used in New Super Mario Bros. U. Bony Beetles are found in fortresses and castles and some volcanic areas in the Mario series.
In a galaxy far far away...
After a long absence, they make a reappearance in Super Mario Galaxy 4 as enemies. The enemies are low in HP but has high FP.
Also in "Mario and Bowser 2 War!" Thay guard The Dry Bones King and stop Mario from getting the toads.
Joining the Super Brawlers
Bony Beetle joins the battle in Mario Super Brawlers. In the game, he is a feather-weight. For some reason, he always remains in his "spike" form.