Gae-Staniq

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Common Names
Gae Staniq, Swarm Beetles
Gae Staniq are large predatory insects which attack large warmblooded creatures as part of their reproductive cycle.

Description

Classification
Arthropod, Insect
Size
2-3 centimetres (1-1.5 inches) in length
Appearance
Large ovoid bodied beetles. Large wings beneath elytra. Grey, Black, or blue colouration.
Sexual Pentamorphism
The species has five distinct sexes based on strange genetics, however little physical variation is notable.

Ecology

Habitat
Grasslands, Scrub, and Light Forest.
Diet
Parasitic to living animals as young. Adults prey upon other insects.

Behaviour

Social grouping
Solitary, Swarm when mating.
Temperament
Oblivious, aggressive during mating
Intelligence
Minimal.
Reproduction
The mating swarms of the Gae Staniq will surround warm-blooded animals, bit deep pits into their skin, and live birth 1 to 4 larvae in the open wound. These rapidly burrow under the skin, eating and growing. They eventually form cysts and begin pupating into the adult insects, a process that can take weeks. Assuming the victim is still alive at this point the newly moulted young then burst forth, and fly away.

Sub-Species

Domestication

General
None.
Resources
None.

See Also