Butterflies are winged, six-legged insects of the Order Lepidoptera, Suborder Rhopalocera. They are characterized by intricately colored and designed wings in the adult stage, and caterpillars in the larval stages. Wing shape and coloring can vary widely from bright colors to dull camouflage colors. Butterflies have a long proboscis mouth part for extracting nectar from flowers. When not in use, this proboscis is often coiled up.
The larval stage - caterpillars - usually eat plant material other than flower nectar such as leaves. As such, some species can be a major pest of farmers and their crops.
In the game, School of Dragons, butterflies are part of a legend told in the "Call of the Deathsong" Expansion.
In actuality, butterflies are popular in art and stories, and are sometimes used as collectibles.
Beltane Butterflies were introduced in this game with the 1.48 update as a seasonal currency, which can only be used for a limited time. Beltane Butterflies could be obtained from Gobber's Duties, daily logins, and Gauntlet Events, and could be used to buy certain dragons, costumes, and seasonal decorations.
In the "Call of the Death Song" Expansion, Heather tells the player of a story called the "Legend of The Dragon Valkyrie", which tells the mythological creation of the Death Song dragon. This story involves a woman who loved butterflies, explaining why she would eventually turn into the Death Song, as its appearance is very similar to a butterfly.
The life cycle of a butterfly is illustrated as part of a puzzle in Loki's Mirage.
Butterflies of various colors appear in the landscape on the island of Havenholme.
|“||Many Viking homes have been destroyed when The Bulwark rolls over them in his eagerness to catch a passing butterfly.||”|
|— Dragons: Titan Uprising|
|“|| Galegrinder, it seems, was sleeping near the top of Glittertind, one of the tallest mountains in Eirik’s home county of Haukadalr, when a butterfly landed on his nose.|
The butterfly’s feet were covered with ragweed pollen, to which Galegrinder was tremendously allergic.
|— Dragons: Titan Uprising|
Butterflies are also mentioned in the description of the Windgnasher Galegrinder. A butterfly that happened to have ragweed pollen on its feet landing on Galegrinder's nose was the catalyst for a series of events that led to the banishment of Eirik the Unscalded from Haukadalr. After his reawakening from unconsciousness, Galegrinder simply returned to chasing butterflies.
The dragon species Death Song was inspired by a butterfly in terms of coloration.
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