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Lymantria.png
Lymantria
Spawn Command
cheat summon Moth_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/Moth/Moth_Character_BP.Moth_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Lymantria (Gauntlet)
cheat summon Moth_Character_BP_Gauntlet_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis/Dinos/MissionVariants/Gauntlet/Bog/Moth_Character_BP_Gauntlet.Moth_Character_BP_Gauntlet'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Lymantria (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Moth_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Moth_Character_BP_STA.Moth_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Variant VR Lymantria (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Moth_Character_BP_TameSTA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Endless/Tames/Moth_Character_BP_TameSTA.Moth_Character_BP_TameSTA'" 500 0 0 35
Variant VR Lymantria (Mashup)
cheat summon Moth_Character_BP_ExpG_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Mashup/ExperimentG/DinosAndStructures/Moth_Character_BP_ExpG.Moth_Character_BP_ExpG'" 500 0 0 35
Variant VR Lymantria (Maze)
cheat summon Moth_Character_BP_CorrMaze_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Maze/CorruptedZone/Dinos/Moth_Character_BP_CorrMaze.Moth_Character_BP_CorrMaze'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP for kill
12 XP
35 - 38 °C / 95 - 100 °F
Incubation Time
1h 30m 54.109s
Baby Time
3h 5m 11.111s
Juvenile Time
12h 20m 44.444s
Adolescent Time
15h 25m 55.555s
Total Maturation Time
1d 6h 51m 51.111s
Breeding Interval
18h - 2d
Habitat

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Lymantria, also known as the Desert Moth, is one of the Creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.

Basic Info[]

Dossier[]

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.

NoteHelena.png
Species

Lymantria sporarmis

Time

Holocene

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Evasive

Wild

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.

Domesticated

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.

Behavior[]

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.

Appearance[]

It seems to resemble a giant moth, with bright colored wings.

In-game appearance

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.

This information can be used to alter the Lymantria's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Lymantria's "body" magenta.

Lymantria PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
Lymantria PaintRegion1.jpg
Region 1:
Wings
Lymantria PaintRegion2.jpg
Region 2:
Legs
Lymantria PaintRegion3.jpg
Region 3:
Wings
Lymantria PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Face and Antennae
Lymantria PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Proboscis and Underside

Drops[]

Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase Taming Bonus
Wild Tamed Additive Multiplicative
Health 260 +52 +5.4% 0.07
Stamina 150 +7.5 +6%
Oxygen 150 +15 +10%
Food 2000 +200 +10%
Weight 175 +3.5 +3%
Melee Damage 18 +0.9 +1.7% 7% 17.6%
Movement Speed 100% N/A +0%
Torpidity 550 +33 N/A 0.5
Movement
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed Stamina
Wild Tamed1 Tamed2 Wild Tamed1 Tamed2
Walking 110 ? ? N/A N/A N/A 6
Swimming 300 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Flying 600 ? ? 1200 1056 1056 0.225
  • 1These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature tamed and non-imprinted.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
Attack Values
Drop Spores Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation Using the Left Mousebutton (PC), R2 Button (PS), RT Button (Xbox One), the Lymantria expels a spore cloud. Upon contact, the spore cloud will deplete stamina and slow player and creature movement speed by 90%.
50 500 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 18

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.[1]

Lymantria

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.

Combat[]

General[]

Will fly away when attacked.

Strategy[]

Avoid green mist/spores.

Weaponry[]

Ranged weapons are recommended in order to avoid the spores.

Dangers[]

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.

Weakness[]

Use a bola to stop it from flying away.

Taming[]

For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.

KO Strategy[]

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. you can also place a tent on it while it has landed and pelt it with arrows or darts

Taming Food[]

Lymantria.png Level 1 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 2 0 0 0 0:04:48
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 12 0 0 0 0:21:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 12 0 0 0 0:21:37
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 12 0 0 0 0:21:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 12 28 6 3 0:43:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 16 0 0 0 0:21:37
Berries.png Berries 24 0 0 0 0:21:37
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 55; Slingshot Hits × 23; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 7; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 4; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 3; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 2
Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:30:33
Lymantria.png Level 30 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 3 0 0 0 0:07:12
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 30 13 3 2 0:54:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 30 13 3 2 0:54:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 30 13 3 2 0:54:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 30 192 40 20 1:48:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 40 13 3 2 0:54:01
Berries.png Berries 60 13 3 2 0:54:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 151; Slingshot Hits × 62; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 17; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 10; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 7; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 4
Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:50:23
Lymantria.png Level 60 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 5 0 0 0 0:12:00
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 49 100 21 11 1:28:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 49 100 21 11 1:28:13
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 49 100 21 11 1:28:13
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 49 465 98 49 2:56:25
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 65 99 21 11 1:27:46
Berries.png Berries 98 100 21 11 1:28:13
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 250; Slingshot Hits × 102; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 28; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 16; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 12; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 6
Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:04:00
Lymantria.png Level 90 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 7 0 0 0 0:16:47
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 68 233 50 25 2:02:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 68 233 50 25 2:02:25
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 68 233 50 25 2:02:25
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 68 819 175 88 4:04:49
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 90 229 49 25 2:01:31
Berries.png Berries 135 229 49 25 2:01:31
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 349; Slingshot Hits × 143; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 39; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 23; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 16; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 8
Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:13:52
Lymantria.png Level 120 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 9 0 0 0 0:21:35
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 87 402 87 44 2:36:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 87 402 87 44 2:36:37
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 87 402 87 44 2:36:37
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 87 1241 269 135 5:13:13
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 115 395 86 43 2:35:16
Berries.png Berries 173 397 86 43 2:35:43
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 448; Slingshot Hits × 183; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 50; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 29; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 21; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 11
Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:21:37
Lymantria.png Level 150 Narcoberry Narcotic Bio Toxin Time
Regular Kibble.png Regular Kibble 11 0 0 0 0:26:23
Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Barley (Primitive Plus) 105 592 130 65 3:09:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus) 105 592 130 65 3:09:01
Soybean (Primitive Plus).png Soybean (Primitive Plus) 105 592 130 65 3:09:01
Fresh Wheat (Primitive Plus).png Dried Wheat (Primitive Plus) 105 1699 374 187 6:18:01
Mejoberry.png Mejoberry 140 592 130 65 3:09:01
Berries.png Berries 210 592 130 65 3:09:01
KO: Wooden Club Hits × 547; Slingshot Hits × 224; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Bow × 61; Tranquilizer Arrows with a Crossbow × 35; Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 25; Shocking Tranquilizer Dart Shots × 13
Torpidity-depletion: 1.04 / s, 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.

Ingredients for Regular Kibble: 1 ×  Cooked Meat Jerky, 1 ×  Medium Egg, 5 ×  Fiber, 2 ×  Longrass, 2 ×  Savoroot, 1 ×  Water

Preferred Food[]

  1. Regular Kibble
  2. Crops
  3. Mejoberry
  4. Berries

Utility[]

Roles[]

  • 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. Lymantria will kibble tame before their topor drains completely and a tent will last longer than the taming process. Lymantria can be quickly captured in a tent, tranquilized, and forgotten about with kibble in their inventory. Depending on the server event, this can generate an herbivorous flying mount in 20 minutes or less with spike walls being a formality. The lymantria does not require a dinosaur gate and will comfortably fit through a double doorframe.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Transport: The Moth Has more weight than the Pteranodon Making it a better mount for Transport.
  • Travel: Isn't very slow and isn't very Fast can be a good choice for travelling.
  • Scout: Lymantria use about 0.75 stamina/second whilst hovering, close to 1.1 stamina/second while flying, and drain a massive 6.8 stamina/second while sprinting. Their hovering mode does not produce a sound, similar to the pelagornis mid-air stall. Their wing sound is muted when flying( compared to an argentavis or pteranodon), and few players are trained to listen for it They also have a very tight turning radius while ridden and can easily navigate in tight spaces. Their stamina drain and slowing attack allows the player to cheese it when necessary, though at a heavy stamina cost to their own tame.
  • Egg-stealer: Lymantria are not recommended as wyvern egg stealers, due to their flying speed being slower than a tapejara and wyvern attack AoE being large. That said, Lymantria will fit through a double doorframe and someone will be crazy enough to fry a few Lymantria trying. A squadron of Lymantria may successfully distract the aggravated wyverns and allow a faster mount to escape. For a cheap wyvern egg stealer, seek out a griffin because their bombarding attack generates excess inertia, allowing the pilot to quickly gain ludicrous speed( far outpacing a wyvern) and height through swooping maneuvers.
  • In-doors “Lift Truck”: Due to Lymantria’s ability to fit through double doors land and it’s very good maneuverability without being too fast (unlike the Pteranodon), this giant moth can find a niche role as an in-doors mule. With a very upgraded weight stat, this creature can help in some tiresome tasks such as moving huge loads of metal from an Industrial Forge to a Fabricator or a smithy. This role is particularly great in unofficial servers with a modifier on Weight upgrade effectiveness.
  • Deinonychus Egg Thief: The Lymantria is a good choice for stealing The Deinonychus Eggs, You can take the egg, ride your moth, and drop spores to slow down Deinonychus.

Spotlight[]

Notes/Trivia[]

For information pertaining specifically to the real-world Lymantria, see the relevant Wikipedia article.

  • Lymantria along with the Diplodocus are one of the few creatures incapable of directly dealing damage.
    • VR Lymantria.png VR Lymantria during Missions will use a bite attack along with their spores.
  • On February 15, 2016, a fan-made dossier of a giant lepidoptera was uploaded onto the fan art section of the Ark forums.
  • It is the only rideable flying herbivore in the game.
  • Prior to 316.18, Lymantria couldn't be bred and would lay unfertilized eggs.
  • In the real world all moths and butterflies start out as larvae or caterpillars before becoming adults. The Lymantria in Ark start out in their moth stage and not as larva when they hatch.
  • Despite what is mentioned in the dossier, Moths do not produce Silk passively nor do their spores affect crops.
  • In the real world there have been huge moths recorded in fossil records however none of those moths reached the size as the Lymantria found in Ark.

Changelog[]

Patch Changes
246.0 Scorched Earth Expansion Release Lymantria is added to the game
252.83 Made all flyers, excluding the Quetzal and Wyvern, to become grounded and unable to fly when C4 Charge is attached to them. To disable this, use the server command, ?ForceFlyerExplosives=true
252.9 Fixed C4 on groundable flyers taking effect when they're not over-water
253.8 Client fixed flyers falling through the world when grabbed by the Megalosaurus or Kaprosuchus
253.98
  • Flyers carrying C4 Charge can now fly, but at a significantly reduced Speed
  • Fixed a bug where flyer-carried C4's would disappear on clients after a certain distance
256.0 Added the flyer nerf.
  • Flyers can no longer gain Stamina mid-air, and must eventually land. This can be changed in the server settings with ?AllowFlyingStaminaRecovery=true
  • Flyers can no longer allocate levels to Movement Speed, nor gain Movement Speed from imprinting
  • Mounted flyer Speed reduced for all flyers, ranging from a 10%-30% reduction depending on the flyer
  • Stamina in flyers now regenerate much slower, around 10 seconds across the board
  • Passenger carry Weight now increased to 100% from the previous 30%
  • Various other modifications to various stats
259.0 Fixed an issue where flyers out of stamina would not auto-land and become stuck mid-air
263.0 Increased the ride distance for flyers to help players in the water to remount
279.275
  • Fixed a bug which would cause flyers to flee from players when attacking water
  • Improved flyer AI so they no longer circle each other when attacking each other so much
288.113
  • Improved flyer following when in water
  • Added Whistle Flyer Land command
312.65 Mounting a flyer will no longer instantly cause it to take off
329.5 Genesis: Part 2 Expansion Release Lymantria is added to Genesis: Part 2

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References[]

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