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- 1 Basic Info
- 2 Combat
- 3 Taming
- 4 Utility
- 5 Spotlight
- 6 Notes/Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 References
Like its smaller relatives, Lymantria sporarmis survives by draining plants and vegetables of their nutrients. Given the desolate nature of the region, that makes its options rather limited, but fortunately its relationship with the desert's plants is symbiotic. In addition to pollinating them, the spores it releases help nourish the harsh desert plants.
When attacked, the slow-moving Lymantria immediately takes to the air and flies almost straight up while releasing spores. While the spores are nutritious to most plants, they are highly poisonous to most other organisms.
Lymantria is occasionally used as a one man flying mount, but its ability to produce silk and spores is often considered more valuable due to its slow flight speed. Its silk can be weaved into heat-dispersing cloth, and its spores gathered for fertilizer or poison. Its saving grace as a mount is its ability to release spores mid flight, allowing it to act as a primitive bomber during sieges.
Passive. Upon combat with a player or dino it will deploy a green mist of spores, that slows players and dinos by 90% and drains stamina. While its attacker is distracted, it will flee.
It seems to resemble a giant moth, with bright colored wings.
Color Scheme and Regions
This section displays the Lymantria's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Lymantria. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Lymantria will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.
Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command
cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>.
cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Lymantria's "body" magenta.
Face and Antennae
Proboscis and Underside
Base Stats and Growth
Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest
|Attribute||Amount at Level 1||Increase per point||Taming Bonus|
1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.
|Movement Type||Base Speed||Sprinting|
- These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed
- For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds
Wild Stats Level-up
Type in values of a wild creature to see on which stats it's emphasized. Green values on a high-level creature are very good for breeding. If you have already tamed your creature you can try to recover the breeding-stats with an external tool.
The stat-calculator does not work in the mobile-view, see here for alternatives: Apps
Note that after the creature is tamed it gets bonuses on some stats depending on the taming effectiveness. This makes it hard to retrieve the levels on a tamed creature, so this tool is only for wild ones, but gives a first impression, how well the stats are distributed.
Will fly away when attacked.
Avoid green mist/spores.
Ranged weapons are recommended in order to avoid the spores.
When you hit the Lymantria, it deploys a cloud of spores which will deplete stamina as well as slowing dinos and players by 90%. watch out for wild dinosaurs while fighting, if you get hit by the spores any medium sized carnivore will make short work of you.
Use a bola to stop it from flying away.
For general infos about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.
Use a bola so it can't fly away, then knock it out. While it doesn't have very high torpor, it also has rather low health, so using a boomerang is discouraged unless it's a higher level. Shoot its wing and abdomen with a standard bow and tranq shots and be quick or it will either die or fly away.
|× 55; × 23; × 7; × 4; × 3; × 2:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:30:33|
|× 151; × 62; × 17; × 10; × 7; × 4:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:50:23|
|× 250; × 102; × 28; × 16; × 12; × 6:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:04:00|
|× 349; × 143; × 39; × 23; × 16; × 8:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:13:52|
|× 448; × 183; × 50; × 29; × 21; × 11:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:21:37|
|× 547; × 224; × 61; × 35; × 25; × 13:|
|Torpidity-depletion: , Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:28:01|
Note that the values are for optimal cases, always bring extra supplies!
For a level-dependent count of resources needed, try an external taming calculator.
- Beginner Flying Mount: It can't fly very fast and its attack is rather weak, so It is mostly used for beginning players who just want a flying mount to get past particularly difficult terrain.
- Taming Mount: Unlike other flyers, the Lymantria cannot pick up creatures. However, its slowing ability does not aggro neutral creatures such as Morellatops or Paraceratherium. This allows the rider to slow down a target while leaving other tribe members to tame the slow-moving creature.
- Silk Producer: On ARK Digest number 40, the Moth was confirmed to produce silk in a future update. making it incredibly useful not only on Scorched Earth, but on maps without any way to make silk for possible tools and armor repairs.
- Bomber Squadron Mount: Due to Moth's being able to drop Spores a long distance, they could be used to drop onto enemies to slow them and allow time for others to attack, like a Pteradon Fighter Squadron. (Upgrade Health and Stamina)
For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Lymantria, see the relevant Wikipedia article
- On February 15, 2016, a fan-made dossier of a giant lepidoptera was uploaded onto the fan art section of the Ark forums.
- The spores do not affect other Lymantria.
- It is the only rideable flying herbivore in the game.
- Although Lymantria lay unfertilized eggs and can't reproduce they still some how manage to spawn into the Ark worlds.