|Species Type||Giraffe Weevil|
|Reproduction||Sexual; lays eggs|
Short bursts of powered flight
|Distinctive Features||Elongated neck|
|Skin Color||Green dorsally, yellow ventrally|
|Descendant(s)||Bug (synthetic replicant of species)|
|Subclass||Pterygota (Winged insects)|
(Insects that can flex their wings over the abdomen)
(Insects that undergo complete metamorphosis)
|Family||Attelabidae (Leaf-rolling Weevils)|
|Species||scaraby (Somarinoa, 2019)|
|Status||Least Concern (1000 AD)|
Extinct (2300 AD)
|First Sighting||Between 600 and 1000 AD|
|Last Sighting||Between 1000 and 2300 AD|
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.