cheat summon Moth_Character_BP_C
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
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
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
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
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
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Maze/CorruptedZone/Dinos/Moth_Character_BP_CorrMaze.Moth_Character_BP_CorrMaze'" 500 0 0 35
Egg Incubator: 37 °C / 99 °F
The Lymantria, also known as the Desert Moth, is one of the creatures in ARK: Survival Evolved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It seems to resemble a giant moth, with bright colored wings.
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.
VR Lymantria is the VR variant of Lymantria found during some Missions in Genesis: Part 2. It is identical to the normal species except for its digitized coat. It is not tameable.
Base Stats and Growth
|Attribute||Base Value||Level Increase||Taming Bonus|
- For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
- For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
- 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.
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.
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.
Will fly away when attacked.
Avoid green mist/spores.
Ranged weapons are recommended in order to avoid the spores.
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.
Use a bola to stop it from flying away.
For general info about domesticating a wild creature see Taming.
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 Arrows; be quick or it will either die or fly away.
|KO: × 55; × 23; × 7; × 4; × 3; × 2|
|Torpidity-depletion: 0.3 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:30:33|
|KO: × 151; × 62; × 17; × 10; × 7; × 4|
|Torpidity-depletion: 0.5 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 00:50:23|
|KO: × 250; × 102; × 28; × 16; × 12; × 6|
|Torpidity-depletion: 0.66 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:04:00|
|KO: × 349; × 143; × 39; × 23; × 16; × 8|
|Torpidity-depletion: 0.79 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:13:52|
|KO: × 448; × 183; × 50; × 29; × 21; × 11|
|Torpidity-depletion: 0.92 / s, Time until all torpidity is depleted: 01:21:37|
|KO: × 547; × 224; × 61; × 35; × 25; × 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
- 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.
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 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.
- Helena's dossier notes say that the Lymantria is from the Holocene period though fossil records show that difference species of moths date back much farther than that.
- While other species of moths pre-date th Holocene period and the Lymantria in Ark because Helena's notes say that the Lymantria in Ark are from the Holocene period. This might imply that in the Ark universe fossils of a large Lymantria from the Holocene period was probably discovered.
|246.0 Scorched Earth Expansion Release||Lymantria is added to the game|
|252.7||Herbivores buffed to have a 55% explosion resistance and a 65% fire resistance|
|252.8||Herbivore explosion resistance reduced from 55% to 40%|
|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|
|256.0||Added the flyer nerf.
|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|
|312.65||Mounting a flyer will no longer instantly cause it to take off|
|316.18||Insects are now breedable|
|329.5 Genesis: Part 2 Expansion Release||Lymantria is added to Genesis: Part 2|
- Requires dv value verification
- Evasive creatures
- Creatures released in v246
- Creatures released in 2016
- Creatures released in v739
- Creatures released in v501
- Creatures released in v601
- Creatures released in 2022
- Unavailable on Mobile
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- Creatures that prefer regular kibbles
- Creatures that drop small feces
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