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.
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.
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)
- From the Groves in the Underground Caverns
- 50 years
- Conservation Status
- Lapinids ensure the cavern moths population and food sources are properly maintained.
- Average Height
- Average Weight
- Average Length
- 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.