This creature is a cross between a bee and a dragon. Most Dracaena’s look like a miniature dragon with fur, compound eyes, transparent wings, six legs, antenna, and bee-like coloring.
They have very fine fur on their head, legs and tail, but on parts of their body their fine scales show through. A Draeena’s legs are insectile, furred, and have microscopic hair-like talons similar to the underside of a gecko’s toe-pads; these allow them to grip on any surface, even upside down. The head looks like a dragon with the aforementioned antenna, compound eyes, fur on top, and a long flexible tongue to allow them to drink the nectar from deep flowers. Coloring varies depending on their terrain, most commonly are metallic shades of yellow and black in stripes or patches.
Dracaena have a Queen, but she is not the only breeder. She is telepathic with all her progeny and controls which pairs will mate together to improve her bloodline. Some hive are actually subdivided into clans or tribes, led by sub queens or lieutenants; these are organized into collectives owing fealty to the Queen. The queen can control whether her individual brood is fertile or sterile with a combination of her telepathy and pheromones.
Dracaena can stay a larva for as long as the queen decides (basically staying in hibernation for years), but when she decides that new adults are needed, she can trigger their emergence. Once triggered, they grow into an adult within weeks. Adults can live for decades under the right conditions. This all is determined by the queen.
They are commonly found in abundance anywhere their favored flowers can be found. From plains to deep jungles and everywhere in between.
The majority of creatures on Draconia have draconian traits of one form or another and pollinators are no different. They do need to be careful visiting some plants because many are carnivorous so eat small creatures. They are stronger than their size would suggest and fulfill the niche of many types of pollinators including the bee, hummingbird, moth, and butterfly. Most of the other pollinators couldn’t survive the predators on the dragon islands.
Over the years Dracaenas have learned to hide and protect their hives. They are often camouflaged to look like fungus, piles of debris, rock piles, or cliffs. Some have evolved to produce acid to dissolve wood and rock or create an adhesive to hold debris together.
They will pollinate any type of flower. Sometimes the dracaena have to subdue the flower before it allows it access to the nectar and pollen. They are very persistent in gathering nectar, some even cultivate their own gardens. Planting, arranging and crossbreeding new or favorite types.
Their antenna are flexible, furry, and are moveable to help them sense the electrical impulses of the flowers, these also give scent and a primitive form of echolocation; they are very shortsighted otherwise.