|Species Origin||Buzzy Beetle|
|First Appearance||Super Mario Bros. 3|
|Latest Appearance||New Super Mario Bros. VR|
A Para-Beetle, also known as a Parabuzzy, is a type of flying Buzzy Beetle. They can be ridden on top of, but touching one's bottom will get Mario hurt. If they are ridden on they will fly upward. There is also a larger species called Heavy Para-Beetles.
They appear as enemies in Super Mario World: Wii.
They are enemies in this game. A friendly subspecies named Para-Buddle appear in this game too.
They and their Paper Mario series counterpart, the Parabuzzy, make an appearance. Para-Beetles do the same thing as in the previous games. Parabuzzies appear in the two underground levels of World 7, the cloud worlds, in which the first one they jump, and the second they fly.
Super Mario 3D World
Para-Beetles appear in the 3D game Super Mario 3D World. They are rare and can be found in groups. They appear in Mushroom Climb, Rocky Cliff, and Tasty Toy Town. Unlike other Mario games the Para-Beetles don't fly upward. They stay in one position and don't move at all. Also jumping on eight won't give Mario a 1-Up Mushroom.
Para-Beetles reappear in Lets-a-go, Mario, along with Heavy Para-beetles - mainly in the Cloudy Area. The game also has green variants of both, along with a blue variety that goes slower. The blue ones will occasionally flip over, though, causing the player to fall off unless a well-timed jump is made.
- Para-Beetles and Parabuzzies are sometimes considered to be different enemies due to their different appearances, and their different names (despite both on them sharing the same name in Japan). Super Mario Maker gave the Para-Beetle the same appearance as the Parabuzzy, but kept the same "attack pattern" they had in Super Mario Bros. 3.
- The appearance of this creature is slightly different in New Super Mario Bros. Omega when comparing it to New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, it had stubby dot eyes, widened from each other on a broad head and bright red shell, while the one in New Super Mario Bros. Omega had slightly longer dot eyes, which stood closer to each other on a less broad head, and have a darker red shell.