Name: Ruby Weevil

Category: Useful

Type: Insectoids

Size: Small

Region: Underground, mountains, and dark forest

Rarity: Common

Lifespan:

How long does the creature normally live for? Try to include the minimum and maximum age possible, or at least an average.

Appearance

The ruby weevil is a six-inch ruby-red snub-nosed beetle with a gold glitter effect on the exoskeleton (particularly the carapace) and a slightly transclucent sheen to the legs. A minor subspecies features gold spots on the rear as well.

Behaviour

How does the creature normally behave? Does it act differently towards other species, or at certain times of the year (eg. during mating season some animals might become much more aggressive). For the sake of roleplay, we're especially interested in how it interacts with humanoids.

Diet: It feeds on detritus.

Habitat: It can be found in the entrances to caves and mineshafts or dense forest and jungle where there's not too much light.

Breeding:

This section is a place where you can provide breeding information (eg. how often does the creature mate? Does it need any special requirements such as a specific temperature or absolute silence in order to successfully reproduce? How long does it take for its young to grow up? etc). This section is especially useful if the creature has unusual breeding conditions.

Special Information

Uses:

  • It's a known enemy of imps, being larger and stronger at 15cm (6 inches) in length and disliking their smell, so it is often introduced as pest control.

Creator: Emma?

Creatures Insectoids Useful Small Underground Mountains Forest Common