Female Hatchling

Female Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: Adelpha Papio
Birthday: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Owner: Imperialism

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Adelpha papio hatchlings are small enough to sit in the palm of a magi's hand, but they don't spend a lot of time doing so, preferring to explore the area around them, especially if it means something to climb. The antennae on their heads give them a highly sensitive sense of smell, which they often use to hunt down sweet things like honey and cakes. Papio hatchlings are raised mostly by their mothers, but they live in troops that offer plenty of babysitters if the mother needs to take a break. Their wings don't appear until they go through their cocoon stage, which can last a few weeks and can also be mildly startling to magi who suddenly come face to face with cocoons hanging from their dressers. Once hatched for the second time, they grow only a little more, remaining small enough that their delicate but strong wings can carry them.

Adelpha papio live mostly in dry southern climates, where their brown and yellow colouring helps them blend in, especially in the oak forests where they make their homes. More common than their polyura cousins, they're curious but flighty creatures, who enjoy watching new things but will often fly away if approached. Papio are rarely found alone, instead choosing to live in troops of various sizes, led by an adult female. Within these troops, they often communicate in a sign language that magi don't really understand, which can differ through different family groups.

Sprite art: process | Description: Sochitelya