|Locomotion||Quadrupedal and Flight|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||Ben 10 Universe|
Lepidopterrans are an extraterrestrial species of insectoids from the swamp planet Lepidopterra (a play on "lepidoptera", the scientific name for butterflies and moths).
Appearance and Biology Edit
Lepidopterrans are an insectoid species with four insect-like flat legs and two arms whose hands have three clawed fingers. They have four pedunculated eyes that are quite small, but grow larger and gain pupils with age. These eyes are linked directly to the sides of their head. Their wings are very fragile with lines on them. Infant Lepidopterrans have large eyes with pupils and have much smaller wings.
Lepidopterrans of the Ben 10 reboot continuity are drastically different from their Prime Timeline counterparts. These Lepidopterrans have slender humanoid bodies that are mostly cyan in color, with their shoulders, armpits, and ankles being light blue. They have cyan-colored compound eyes and several light blue stripes on their bodies. They also have two orange wings and two dark cyan antennae. Female Lepidopterrans have spikes on their arms and are more slender than males.
Lepidopterrans are extremely acrobatic flyers, able to pull off amazing maneuvers of precision and grace. They are extremely agile, able to avoid most attacks while attacking the opponents, and are stronger than humans.
Lepidopterrans have a large variety of attacks like goo spitting, blowing nauseous gas and stinging their opponents.
Infant Lepidopterrans are able to emit a powerful herbicide via flatulence.
While designed mainly for grappling, the hard spikes on their forearms also make a valuable weapon in battle.
Although their exoskeleton body is fairly strong, Lepidopterran wings are very fragile.
Water is especially a problem for Lepidopterrans, as it can render them incapable of flight if too much gets on their wings. They are unable to swim well due to the small surface area of their legs.
Lepidopterran goo can be neutralized by a Buglizard's fog. Like most earth insects, Lepidopterrans are extremely vulnerable to any kind of chemical poison or gas.
Residing in a complex of giant hives, each ruled by its own queen, Lepidopterrans are the predominant species on Lepidopterra. Life on Lepidopterra is seasonal, and every species plays a part in keeping the ecosystem healthy, make sure the flora continues to produce its fruit so that all can live together in harmony as they have for countless eons.