Ankhegs are large magical insectoid monsters from Dungeons & Dragons. These beasts tend to dwell in warm plains, burrowing through the earth in order to hunt fresh meat. They feel their way through the ground and when they detect prey, they will quickly burrow up to the surface and seize prey in their sizeable mandibles. They specialize in grasping prey with their mandibles and forelegs and they can also spit a deadly acid at threatening creatures. They are normally solitary hunters but can sometimes be found living in clusters, but they do not cooperate with each other.