- The magical glow from their tails can be seen in the skies for miles around. They look like stars at night. Their insect-like shape tends to scare people away, but I think they're kind of cute!
- —Nogard's description of the firefly dragon in The Book of Dragons
The firefly dragon has a straight body structure, holding most of its body close to the ground. Unlike most dragons, it has arthropod ancestry and is technically an invertebrate- most of its body is coated in a tough exoskeleton, which is dark red with a bright yellow underbelly. Its head is spiked and has a sharp beak, with very large eyes positioned near the top of its head, and two long antennae extend upward from just above its nostrils. Its wings are very large and, while they are structured similarly to a water dragon's fins, the membrane between them is a thin, translucent greenish substance reminiscent of insect wings. This is easily torn and does not heal very quickly, so it is not uncommon for older firefly dragons to have holes in their wings. Each wing finger is also tipped with a small, bioluminescent yellow-green bauble. Most notable is the dragon's long, spiny tail, which is tipped with a large yellow-green bauble, which is heavily luminescent and used for communication among other members of its species. When not directly communicating, the bauble blinks periodically, usually every few seconds or so.
A firefly dragon has tough armor covering its body and spines along its tail that help protect it.
The firefly dragon is bioluminescent and uses its glowing wings and tail for signaling other firefly dragons. Its long sensory whiskers/antennae are used for feeling and tasting.
Firefly dragons typically sleep perched high in trees or on elevated cliffs and erudine formations.
Firefly dragons use their light to attract moths and other insects, which they then snap up in their beaks. They can also use their long tongues to poke into logs and anthills to catch prey.
Behavior and Personality
Firefly dragons are much less fierce than their relative, the scorch dragon.
Relationship to Wizards
Male firefly dragons make light shows with their bioluminescence to impress female firefly dragons.
Origin of Name
These dragons are named after their similarities to fireflies.
|Fire Element Dragons|
Poison Dragon - Flower Dragon - Lava Dragon - Obsidian Dragon - Blue Fire Dragon - Frostfire Dragon - Scorch Dragon - Firefly Dragon - Salamander Dragon - Coral Dragon - Smoke Dragon - Blazing Dragon - Forge Dragon - Brass Dragon - Ember Dragon - Heat Dragon - Dungeon Dragon - Watch Dragon
|Lightning Element Dragons|
Cactus Dragon - Ash Dragon - Firefly Dragon - Scorch Dragon - Quake Dragon - Crystal Dragon - Storm Dragon - Hail Dragon - Plasma Dragon - Current Dragon - Sonic Dragon - Thunder Dragon - Magnetic Dragon - Copper Dragon - Flash Dragon - Gamma Dragon - Spark Dragon - Wraith Dragon