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Jug Bug

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Scutiphora pedicellata

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Common Name Jug Bug
Group Invertebrates
Species Scutinphora puteus
Time Holocene
Diet Herbivore
Temperament Passive
PC Release Date September 1, 2016 (v246.0)
Domestication
Tameable No
Wild

Scutinphora Puteus is a fast, flying insect that comes in two varieties, visually distinct only in the red or green markings on its exoskeleton. Biologically and behaviorally, the are practically the same. The only real difference between the two is the resource they gather in the expandable sacks on their backs. Scutinphora with green markings gather water, and Scutinphora with red markings gather oil. This unique ability makes Scutinphora a target for both the desert's natural predators and human survivors. Finding a green Scutinphora at the right time could prove to be life-saving, and survivors can use the oil produced by red Scutinphora for a wide variety of purposes.

Domesticated

Like many of the insects on the island, Scutinphora cannot be tamed. Beyond the resources obtained while hunting it, survivors will find no use for it.

 
— The Dossier

The Scutinphora or Jug Bug is one of the creatures in the ARK: Scorched Earth expansion pack. The Jug Bug comes in two variants, the Water Jug Bug and Oil Jug Bug.

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Appearance

Colorful, grasshopper-like insects found throughout the Scorched Earth, members of genus Scutinphora are consummate desert survivors. The species comes in two morphs, each equipped with a fluid-storing pouch on its back: green morphs store water, while red morphs collect and store oil, perhaps to metabolize it as some sort of food. These so-called "jug bugs" are largely defenseless and will instead fly some distance away from attackers.

Color Scheme and Regions

Region 0: Body

TBA

Region 1: None

Region 1 is not used for this creature.

Region 2: None

Region 2 is not used for this creature.

Region 3: None

Region 3 is not used for this creature.

Region 4: Head and Wings

TBA

Region 5: Underside and Patterning

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Behavior

After collecting the resources from a Jug Bug it will fly away.

Trivia

Trivia not relevant for the game

  • This creatures design may have been inspired by the honeypot ant as it has striking similarities due to them storing food within a swollen abdomen.

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