These are butterflies that are people. They are mostly humanoid but have butterfly heads as large as a human head would be, an extra set of arms, and butterfly wings.
Anatomy & Morphology
They are humanoids and have the heads of lepidopterans, blown up to human head size. They have butterfly wings, antennae, and proboscis. They have an extra set of arms.
Genetics and Reproduction
Any papillon can produce or fertilize an egg. They lay one rather large egg at a time and the two papillon that created it usually take turns watching it.
Growth Rate & Stages
They do not pupate but begin to grow their wings at age 5.
Ecology and Habitats
They have to live in places where many plants grow and often have a northern and southern home for different seasons, or choose to live on the centerline.
Dietary Needs and Habits
They use their probosces to collect nectar or juice and usually "eat" on the go.
When the cold season arrives in their current hemisphere, they move to the other one.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
They can hear like humans can and see ultraviolet, especially on flowers. Their antennae are functional and sense motion within the environment.
Civilization and Culture
The size of wings and curl of proboscis determine beauty.
Papillon usually select a potential mate by how well they can fly, and are encouraged not to be in relationships until they have migrated together.
Relationships are mostly just for creating new papillon and do not have to have romantic bonds. Papillon with different patterns are encouraged to mate to create new patterns.
Common Dress Code
They usually just wrap up in wings.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
They have a good opinion of other species and often make pacts that they would take the juice of any fruit they find while leaving the rest for members of species that eat like humans.
- Scientific Name
- Homo lepidoptera
- Outer Rotan, Middle Rotan, Butterfly, Moth
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