ACANTHA - Eastern Ringed Xenica
“From flowering plant to the bark of a tree, ACANTHA is careful not to be caught too long in the open. For in the open, where the Wing species fly, lies danger. Using Mimic, he can confuse them by the startling presence of eyespots on his wings. But predators are not his major concern: Humans are poisoning the crops ACANTHA calls home! The nectar that once sustained him now greets him with death. And if they’re not being poisoned, the fields often disappear under buildings! ACANTHA can help a Ranger in floods and droughts, and as a BASE species is a critical part of your ecosystem. But beware - he is small and Rare, and may need early protection.”
Common name: Eastern ringed xenica
Taxonomy: Geitoneura acantha
ACANTHA uses his colourful markings, and clever ‘eye-like’ spots, to confuse predators. The patterns on his wings look like the eyes of large Wing species, and startle predators into making a hasty retreat!
ACANTHA starts life as a caterpillar, before enacting her MORPH Superpower by spinning a silky cocoon in which to completely transform her body! She will emerge as an amazing butterfly!
Sadly, ACANTHA is at risk from poison that is found on gardens and crops across her BiOME. She feeds on the pollen of flowers, so when a pesticide has been used, she is in real danger.
ACANTHA loses a Clash against any Omni species.
Know your ANiMOZ species: What do you know about ACANTHA? One of the most important types of creatures in an ecosystem are BASE level ANiMOZ. For Rangers playing the Official Gameplay, BASE species can get you double points in your ecosystem! ACANTHA (the Eastern ringed xenica) has a wingspan of 4cm, weighing less than …