Cavern Moths

A species of moth evolved for surviving colder-then usual temperatures and low-light areas, the Cavern Moths are domesticated moths used by the Lapinids to forage for ingrediants and food, explore caverns and tunnels, and act as pets. Living an unusually long time (seeming to be an upside of the long incubation and growth periods, and few eggs laid) the moths have proved an invaluable asset for the Lapinids.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

1 foot length moth, very fluffy to allow survival in colder temperatures

Genetics and Reproduction

Insect Male & Female Egg Insemination, 10 eggs average, 3 month egg incubation time

Growth Rate & Stages

Caterpillar (2 months), Cocoon (2 months), Moth (1 month)

Ecology and Habitats

Acclimated to colder temperatures, but not as cold as the freezing surface, the Cavern Moths have taken to the underground groves in the cavern systems of the north.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Anything thats a liquid, the Cavern Moths will probably try to drink. That said, their preferred drinks are nectar, tree sap, sugar water, and sweat.

Additional Information

Domestication

Tamed and domesticated by the Lapinids over several generations, using a mixture of breeding the friendly genes and training with food and affection.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

The underground caverns in the northern parts of Morven

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Hearing, Weak Sight, Very good taste, Very good smell, Touch, can pinpoint traces of specific plants, fungi, and other pungent odors.

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Origin/Ancestry
From the Groves in the Underground Caverns
Lifespan
50 years
Conservation Status
Lapinids ensure the cavern moths population and food sources are properly maintained.
Average Height
.5ft
Average Weight
5lbs
Average Length
1ft
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Cavern Moths come in a variety of colors, ranging from muted blacks, greys, and whites, to bright pinks, yellows, reds, etc, with an uncountable amount of possible markings.

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