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Lepidopterrans are a species from the planet Lepidopterra.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Behaviour
- 3 Powers and Abilities
- 4 Weaknesses
- 5 Notable Lepidopterrans
- 6 Etymology
- 7 Trivia
- 8 References
The Lepidopterrans are an insectoid species with four insect-like flat legs and two arms whose hands have three clawed fingers. They have four pedunculated eyes that are quite small at first, but grow larger and gain pupils with age. These eyes are linked directly to the sides of their head. Their wings are very fragile with lines on them.
Infant Lepidopterrans have large eyes with pupils and have much smaller wings.
They look like an insect larva with human head and hair but with Lepidopterran teeth.
The Lepidopterran/Worm hybrids are similar to normal worms, but green and have a Lepidopterran tail and head, but with five eyes instead of four.
The Lepidopterran/Crab hybrids are similar to normal crabs but have Lepidopterran eyes and wings.
Powers and Abilities
Lepidopterrans possess two insectoid wings that allow quick and agile flying, and can change directions at exceptional paces.
Lepidopterrans can excrete high pressured streams of liquid from the pollen ducts located inside of their eyestalks and mouth. These liquids can be both a flammable toxin or an immobilizing adhesive, instinctively choosing what type of slime it can be.[MW 1]
Besides liquids, Lepidopterrans can release methane gas.[DR 1]
A Lepidopterran's slime has properties akin to fire extinguishers, meaning that it is capable of putting out fires.
Lepidopterrans are able to suck up their slime from their mouth to pull themselves upwards.
A Lepidopterran's black tail is extremely sharp with a stinger-like end that can tear and rend through steel almost effortlessly.
A Lepidopterran's exoskeletal body is fairly strong, allowing them to survive unscathed while being smashed through buildings and being caught inside a large explosion.
Lepidopterrans possess enhanced dexterity, being able to operate a cell phone with his three-fingered hands.
Lepidopterrans have great strength in proportion to their body, being able to carry heavy loads while maintaining steady flight. For example, Stinkfly could even still fly while Vilgax was hanging on his tail end, barely being weighed down by the latter's immense size and weight.
Lepidopterrans have 360-degree vision, as they are able to move two eyes at the back of their head and keep the other two eyes at the front of their head.
Lepidopterrans' claws and sharp-pointed legs allow them to cling onto solid surfaces.
Toddler Lepidopterrans are able to emit a powerful herbicide via flatulation, which is capable of killing plant-like creatures.
A more minor inconvenience is a Lepidopterran's odor, which can be a problem if they are trying to hide from anything or anyone that can smell.
Although their exoskeleton body is fairly strong, Lepidopterran wings are very fragile. Water is especially a problem for Lepidopterrans, as it can render them incapable of flight if too much gets on their wings. Furthermore, they cannot swim very well due to the small surface area of their limbs.
A Lepidopterran can be tied in place by their tail.
- Stinkfly (the Omnitrix's DNA sample of a Lepidopterran)
- Lepidopterran Prisoner (deceased)
Notable Lepidopterran Hybrids
- Stink Arms (½ Tetramand)
- Max Tennyson (½ Human; temporarily)
- Mutant Lepidopterran (½ Splixson)
- Kevin 11 (1/11 Lepidopterran)
- Kevin 11,000 (part Lepidopterran)
- Worms in Dr. Animo and the Mutant Ray (½ Worm)
- Crab in Dr. Animo and the Mutant Ray (½ Crab)
The name "Lepidopterran" is derived from the insect order "Lepidoptera," comprised of butterflies and moths.
- However, Lepidopterrans don't have some of the identifying features of the insect order "Lepidoptera", such as scaly wings and proboscis. Also, they have only 2 wings, as opposed to 4 in the insects.
- Lepidopterrans are Dr. Animo's favorite aliens.[pop-up 3]
- A Lepidopterran's tail is an ultra sensitive receptor, making it like an antenna.[pop-up 4]