There, clinging to the wall near the entrance, was a Shaker Moth with a great brown fuzzy body decorated with stripes of milk-white. Large wings, with patches of translucence, effortlessly flexed in a slow dance.
Mmrrrrracccc! Out came that noise that seemed to bounce off the walls, caused by the stiff hairs on the bobbing abdomen rubbing against its spiny legs, as it scurried to a clump of flowering thrift on the walls. Scuttling up with eager speed, it dipped that curious appendage into the pink flowers. It seemed to bounce its body up and down with delight, those wings fluttering like a spasm."
Creature sheets from my own personal fantasy world of Jör. I shall be doing more of these for they they will help in future illustrations (when I get round to doing them) and are also good exercises on painting different types of animals.
Basic Description: About the size of a human hand. Brown fuzzy body with large striped wings with patches of translucence. It makes a scratching chirpy sound from rubbing stiff hairs on its abdomen on its spiny legs to communicate territories and attract the males. Males are a lot smaller, a dull brown/black and do not chirp. Males are often seen dog-fighting above a female. Caterpillars have white fluff to blend in with the chalky cliffs.
Location: Fëylonn's Chalk Cliffs
Diet: Coastal Cliff plants