Rhino Beetles will stay in place and heave up and down continually as if breathing when is has not sensed Ori. Upon sensing Ori, it will lower it's head and charge at Ori after two seconds. If Ori is hit, the Rhino Beetle will past through Ori and continue attacking until one or the other dies. If Ori is not hit, the Beetle will keep charging for a small distance, before stopping to correct it's direction.
If the Beetle crashes into a wall, it will pause for five seconds, allowing the player to attack it during this time. The beetle cannot be attacked from the front with weapons like Spirit Arc or the Spirit Edge because of it's shell, and must be attacked from the back. However, weapons like the Spirit Smash can directly impact the Rhino Beetle, without needing to attack from the back.
When attacked by the Rhino beetle, the player will recieve three life cells of damage. In return, the player can kill the Rhino Beetle with two hits of a Spirit Smash, six hits of the Spirit Edge, five arrows, two Light Bursts, two Launches, or one Spike.
The best way to kill the Rhino Beetle is to get close to a wall, and wait for it to charge at Ori. Once it is near Ori, jump and time it so that Ori is right behind the Rhino Beetle. It will crash into the wall and Ori can attack it during this time. Once it starts attacking Ori again, dodge it until it crashes into a wall again, and repeat until the Rhino Beetle is dead.
There is a alternative way, but it requires good timing. The Spirit Shard Sticky is also helpful for this method. Ori must grab onto a wall and wait for the Rhino Beetle to come near. Fall down and strike the beetle, then jump back onto the wall, wait for it to attack, then repeat until the Rhino Beetle is dead.
Upon death, the beetle will yield ten to twenty Spirit Light.