FANDOM


Scaraby
Scaraby
General Information
Universe Chrono Trigger
Aliases Beetle, Scarab
Classification Trachelophorus scaraby
Species Type Giraffe Weevil
Homeworld Earth
Environment Guardia Forest
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Hexapodal walking
Short bursts of powered flight
Feeding Behavior Herbivorous
Distinctive Features Elongated neck
Eye Color Red
Skin Color Green dorsally, yellow ventrally
Lineage Information
Descendant(s) Bug (synthetic replicant of species)
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Personality Aggressive
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Infrakingdom Bilateria
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Subclass Pterygota (Winged insects)
Infraclass Neoptera
(Insects that can flex their wings over the abdomen)
Superorder Endopterygota
(Insects that undergo complete metamorphosis)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
Infraorder Cucujiformia
Superfamily Curculionoidea (Weevils)
Family Attelabidae (Leaf-rolling Weevils)
Genus Trachelophorus
(Giraffe Weevils)
Species scaraby (Somarinoa, 2019)
Other Information
Status Least Concern (1000 AD)
Extinct (2300 AD)
First Sighting Between 600 and 1000 AD
Last Sighting Between 1000 and 2300 AD

Scarabies (often referred to by the simplified terms "Scarab" and "Beetle") are a species of gargantuan giraffe weevils indigenous to the Guardia Forest in 1000 AD.

PhysiologyEdit

Like other giraffe weevils, they have elongated "necks". However unlike other leaf-rolling weevil species, Scaraby do not have straight antennae but they are instead bent forward midway up the structure. Assuming that they are similar in behavior to related species, they presumably are strict herbivores that feed on flower buds, fruits, and terminal shoots and might be leaf miners during their larval stage. They may also camouflage the nesting site of their eggs by rolling leafs over into a tube-like shape.

They are aggressive by nature for unknown reasons and will charge potential threats. They are capable of short bursts of flight which they can use as an attack against foes as well. They are in a sort of symbiosis with Gilded Bellbirds and come to their aid should they be alerted by potential threats.

The Scarabies were seemingly eradicated from the wild by 2300 AD due to extreme habitat loss, though they were replaced with synthetic replicants known as Bugs.

Behind the scenesEdit

While the term "beetle" would be correct (albeit incredibly vague), the name Scaraby and by extension the name "scarab" are misnomers. The elongated thorax of the species indicates that it is a species of weevil, which are only very distantly related: Weevils belong to the superfamily Curculionoidea which has approximately 97,000 members while scarabs belong to the superfamily Scarabaeidae which has over 30,000 members.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.