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Bnahabra Topics:

English: Bnahabra
Japanese: ブナハブラ
Korean: 브나하브라
Nicknames: Bna, Bnaha
English: Flying Shell Insect
Japanese: 飛甲虫
Korean: 비갑충
General Information
Species: Neopteron
Element/s: None
Ailment/s: StatusEffect29 Paralysis
DefenseDn02 Defense Down
Weakest to: Status Effect-Fireblight MH4 Icon Fire
Weakness Sign: None
Signature Move: None
Habitats: Deserted Island, Flooded Forest, Sandy Plains, Tundra, Volcano, Misty Peaks, Ancestral Steppe, Sunken Hollow, Frozen Seaway, Ancient Forest
Monster Size: Small
Monsters in Relation: Vespoid
Generation: Third

Bnahabra are flying Neopteron monsters introduced in Monster Hunter 3.

MH4-Bnahabra Render 001


Bnahabra are similar to the Vespoid from previous generations. Bnahabra fly in a similar fashion and can also cause paralysis with their stingers. There are various subspecies of the Bnahabra which vary between the regions, each with distinctly colored wings. Bnahabra are often seen attached to the sides of the walls seemingly lifeless, until a hunter is close enough - then they fly away or attack.


Unlike the Vespoid, Bnahabra can shoot a corrosive liquid which will reduce a hunter's elemental resistance to Fire, Water, Ice, or Thunder depending on the region.

Game Appearances

Chronological Appearances
First US / EU Appearance: First JP Appearance: Latest Appearance:
Logo-MH3 EN (2010) Logo-MH3 JP (2009) Logo-MHX JP (2015)

In-Game Description

Monster Hunter 3
MH3-Bnahabra Icon Flying insects that inhabit most environments. They attack invaders with a paralyzing poison and lay eggs in carrion together with a bodily fluid that hastens decomposition. Attracted to light, they will gather around any fire.
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
MHP3-Bnahabra Icon あらゆる環境に生息する “飛甲虫” 。麻痺性の毒を持ちテリトリーに入ってくる者を襲ってくる。死体に卵を産みつけ繁殖する事でも知られ、耐性を下げる特殊な体液で腐食を促進させるようだ。この飛甲虫の素材を手に入れるためには毒を用いるのがベスト。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter 3 G / Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
MH3U-Bnahabra Icon あらゆる環境に生息する”飛甲虫”。麻痺性の針を持ちテリトリーに入ってくる者を襲ってくる。死体に卵を産みつけ繁殖する事でも知られ、耐性を下げる特殊な体液で腐食を促進させるようだ。この飛甲虫の素材を手に入れるためには毒を用いるのがベスト。
Flying insects that inhabit most environments. They attack invaders with a paralyzing venom, and lay eggs in carrion together with a bodily fluid that hastens decomposition. As their bodies are easily destroyed, poison is ideal for harvesting their parts.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter 4
MH4-Bnahabra Icon あらゆる環境に生息する”飛甲虫”。 麻痺性の針を持ちテリトリーに入ってくる者を襲ってくる。 死体に卵を産みつけ繁殖する事でも知られ、耐性を下げる特殊な体液で腐食を促進させるようだ。 この飛甲虫の素材を手に入れるためには毒を用いるのがベスト。
Threat Level (危険度): ★★
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
MH4-Bnahabra Icon Pervasive flying insects that attack invaders with paralyzing venom and lay eggs in carrion along with a fluid that hastens decomposition. It is best to kill them with poison so that their parts are left ripe for the carving.
Threat Level (危険度): ★★


  • Bnahabra's spit attack effect differs depending on the environment. In the Volcano, it causes -30 fire resistance. In the Tundra, it causes -30 ice resistance. In the Sandy Plains, it causes -30 Water resistance.
  • Bnahabra are attracted to torches.
  • Like other Neopterons, Bnahabra will usually break apart if killed, but if they die from poison they will leave a carve-able body. However, it is possible to kill them with a weapon and leave a carve-able corpse but this is very rare.
  • Bnahabra can be stunned, but this happens rarely. 
  • Bnahabra will commonly cause damage to large monsters. It is hard to notice their small bodies on a large monster, but they commonly attack large monsters in the area. It is unknown if they can paralyze a monster.

  • Players can obtain a 1* Rare Trade (called a "Queen's Needle") item by killing enough large Bnahabra in Moga Woods.
  • Bnahabra can be found in every area.

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