Insects

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Phantom Moths

These insects have since been referred to as ghosts of the evening due to their silent movements, monochromatic colours and eerie blue eyes. Despite this title, these insects are quite docile and even prone to gently landing on passersby. In fact, having these moths land on you is considered to be a sign of good fortune to come, and the dust they generously drop is sought after for its medicinal use. It is often gathered and sold to be used in various forms of medicine.

 

Phantom moths have six legs, three on either side of their bodies. Their markings are found on the interior and exterior of their wings. The long tendrils grow out from the base of their back wings.

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Breeze Beetles
 

Breeze beetles are an insect commonly found in forests. They make trees their homes, and are often found trimming tree leaves or bushes. They get their name from the magic they generate when flapping their powerful wings. The feelers on their heads collects mana in the air and uses it to facilitate their flight. They often produce a small amount of gust when they fly around. They are not considered to be a dangerous insect, so it is popular to collect and keep breeze beetles during warm weather. 
 

They use their sharp claws on their legs to cling to tree bark!

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Elys Bees


Elys bees are non-aggressive in nature but still considered to be extremely dangerous when encountered. They're one of the few species in the world able to actively pollinate Moonsplitter flowers, which are known to be  incredibly poisonous. The pollen would normally be very harmful for the bees to consume and process into honey, as the pollen itself is poisonous, but they have a specialized internal structure and an incredibly unique liver-like organ which serves the sole purpose of filtering the pollen into a slightly less harmful and usable product. The honey it creates is not toxic within reasonable consumption, of course, but as a byproduct of its toxic origins, it is highly hallucinogenic when ingested. 


The purple clumps gathered around these bee's knees are pollen baskets filled to the brim with the noxious pollen of the Moonsplitter flower.

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Royal Cicadas
 

Royal cicadas, alternatively known as fire starters, are a very colourful species that get their names from their vibrant blue and gold markings. Traditionally, such bright colours were incredibly expensive to acquire, so those who could afford such luxuries were typically of the royal class A royal cicada's lifespan is about 20-25 years. Contrary to popular belief, these bugs do not hibernate for years on end. Instead, this time is mostly spent underground until they emerge for a few months to shed their shells, breed, and lay eggs. Royal cicadas are musical creatures, and are easily located in late summer due to the cacophony of chirps they emit. Campers and explorers alike eagerly gather around during the cicadas' mating season to watch them dance around each other, as these dances can be quite complex and mesmerizing. Watch out if you set up camp late at night. These bugs are heat sensitive, and you may find yourself with some very noisy guests if you decide to warm yourself by the fire!
 

The iridescent shells left behind when the cicadas molt sparkle in the light and have been known to be a great replacement for kindle wood when you're in a pinch! Hence their nickname!

 
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Prismaworms


These creatures are small enough to fit into your palm and only grow to be about seven inches long at their longest. They are never a single colour, always appearing as a gradient of multiple colours. They are categorized by what colours they are. Warm coloured worms have pinks, reds, oranges and yellows, while Cool coloured worms have purples, indigos, blues and greens. They are nontoxic but they aren't traditionally used as a food substitute. They can't be easily digested except by animals who have evolved stomachs to do so.
 

Their bright colours are used to ward off predators. Considering their alluring appearance, many young critters shove these creatures into their mouths only to be met with an absolutely horrible taste...like sour dirt. If you cut one of these worms up (WHY WOULD YOU!?) the pieces will form into full worms in under an hour.

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Star Slugs
 

These creatures are much like normal slugs, except for their physical appearance. They are brightly coloured, translucent, almost jelly-like with skin that seems to shimmer with different colours. There appears to be floating stars and rather shiny bits in the body while the head itself features a large star. Star slugs survive on a herbivorous diet, eating mainly grass and leaves, but they are also known to be berries.

 

Not much is known about these largely allusive creatures other than being harmless due to the fact that when they're cut and/or injured they tend to pop and dissolve away like they are filled with some sort of liquid. It is because of this watery-like body structure they are easily capable of escaping things, making them difficult to keep as pets.

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Glitter Bugs


Alternatively known as "Glitter Bombs," these insects are flightless and prefer to crawl and jump. They have very strong legs which they use to scurry fast or spring multiple times in rapid succession. They can also dig their powerful little legs down to steady themselves and blast a foul-tasting powder from their abdomen! If the lower, transparent portion of the insect's abdomen is full of glittery fluid then it can pack a powerful blast! Normally they can spew three or four clouds of glitter before they run empty and need to find minerals to ingest to refill. Their glittery puffs are non-toxic but are used to ward off potential predators. It is heavily recommend that you do not approach these insects from behind. Their highly sensitive antenna will notice you!

If they're feel particularly aggressive, the same pressurized fluid that they convert into blasts of glittery powder can be pushed up into their antenna, producing sparks of electricity.

Males come in blues, greens and purples, while the females come in reds, oranges and yellows.

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Click the image of the various colours to enlarge them!