THE RED DIAMOND BUTTERFLY

APPEARANCE - SPECIAL ABILITIES - TERRITORY
HABITAT/BEHAVIOURDIET - MATING - RESEARCHERS

The Red Diamond Butterfly is from the same origin as the usual bug, a bug however with beautiful wings. A fully grown Red Diamond Butterfly can become about one palmspan in both height width. The bottom part of this little beauty is a icicle shaped glass piece which is colored Red, which could be mistaken for a real diamond. From this observance obviously derives the butterfly's name.

These creatures can live up to 1 human year and they become fully grown after about one year. The wings on the Red Diamonds are quite large compared to their body, colored white, with a little stench of red, since they're quite common and exists in about everyplace where there are flowers. They are also considered as food for various other creatures in this world so all the female kin of the Red Diamond Butterflies have the ability to camouflage into a type of common flower when on the ground.

The Red Diamond Butterfly

View picture in full size  Picture description. The beautiful Red Diamond Butterfly. Image drawn by Seeker.

Appearance. When a Red Diamond Butterfly is born they are already have fully developed wings, but it takes about a week for the young ones to learn to use them.

The fully grown Red Diamond Butterfly if divided in three sections of its body:

Special Abilities. Since these small creatures are considered a food source for a lot of creatures, the females have evolved a special camouflage technique. It lands on the ground or on a flower, and spreads its wings, then it actually looks like a natural flower. Return to the top

Territory. Red Diamonds are found through whole Sarvonia, they might even be found rarely on another continent, only if imported. However, experience shows, that if Red Diamonds are moved to another continent their lifespan will be shortened by half. The exact reason for this has not been found yet.
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Habitat/Behaviour. The first half year of their life Red Diamonds just fly around and eat, it has no contact with other creatures, and if it is just ignored.

After about a year Red Diamonds are through puberty, that means they can start mating, and that is the most of the things they do in life besides fly around and look pretty.
When they start mating they can actually go on without sleep in a month, and sleeping takes not more than just an hour.

When the male reaches an age of approx. 1 year, it should have had about 3500 different partners. The female which just gives birth once in life just has one partner, shortly after that she'll die.
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Diet. Red Diamonds eat pollen from flowers, they can, and will eat any kind of flower they can extract pollen from.
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Mating. When a Red Diamond Butterfly reaches the age of one year, they become mature enough for mating, both female and male. The females and the males wings will shift colour to pink, that means they are ready to start producing.

As soon as a male detects a female, flies over to her and begins the mating ritual, they fly up in a tree or somewhere nothing can disturb them, then lay on each other and start producing a kind of hollow cream that takes about 20 minutes, then the mating itself starts. No one actually knows what happens in that goo but it takes about 50 minutes. The male usually eats this produced cream cause it gives a lot of extra energy (this just works for the Red Diamond Butterfly though).

After the mating the male flies away and begins to search for another female, the female then waits until a special time of the year, which changes, and has nothing related to any time counted by us that we understands, yet... then she lays the eggs, all the females do this at once but at different locations, some up in a tree and some down in a hole in the ground. Very soon after laying the eggs, the female will die.
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Researchers. Leifloff Sjungnarr is a famous human dedicated to his research about these small bugs. He says he knows most details about these and is currently accumulating information about the Red Diamond for his new anthology on Butterflies.
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