Were you climbing the Teetering Tree? You'll have to keep watch for the tiny Rhino Beetle that lives on its bark. When the beetle flies away, that's your cue that you have to balance the tree at once!”
Rhino Beetles look like brownish-red horned beetles. They have six legs each and white and tan wings. Their eyes grow bigger when panicked. As for their intelligence, Daroach says Rhino Beetles are smart.
Rhino Beetles live on the bark of the Teetering Tree. They cannot hurt the Kirbys — in fact, the Kirbys can't even interact with the insects. They merely act as a warning for the player; when the Kirbys tilt the Teetering Tree too far to one side, the Rhino Beetles on the tree will panic and fly away, giving the player a nonverbal cue to move the Kirbys to the other side. If the player does not act quickly enough, the tree will collapse and instantly KO all the Kirbys, resulting in an immediate game over.
Any Rhino Beetle on the screen when the tree is tilting too far will fly away. Even if the player balances the tree, those beetles will not return. This means the player must use the insects' warning well. The insects appear clinging to the outside of every room in the tree (except the entrance and exit). The Rhino Beetle can be thought of as an ally to Kirby, because he assists the player without harming the hero.
The bats that appear in Stage 8 of Volcano Valley serve the same purpose as Rhino Beetles.
Watch for the tiny Rhino Beetle that lives amid this island's trees. It's said that if you see the beetle nearby, that's good. But if it flies away, you're in deep trouble. Too bad he can't give you some kind of warning much earlier than that...”