BeetleWings, along with the LeafWings, were the first settlers of Pantala. They were eventually bred out of existence after the arrival of Clearsight, splitting them into the HiveWings and SilkWings around 4,500 AS. They first appeared unnamed in The Lost Continent and were formally mentioned in The Poison Jungle.
BeetleWings were described to have four wings like butterflies, beetles, or dragonflies. All known BeetleWings had bright colors, similar to SilkWings. Only two pure blooded BeetleWings have been mentioned in the series so far: Sunstreak and a small unnamed lavender BeetleWing dragonet Clearsight saw in a vision. When hatched, BeetleWings grow up without wings for a few years, then get them later, very similar to SilkWings.
Like their HiveWing descendants, some BeetleWings had insect-like powers. They were rumored to have antennae and an ability to shoot venom from their fangs much like RainWings. When Tsunami arrived in the Poison Jungle, she heard about these powers and connected them back to the RainWings back on Pyrrhia. In Sequoia's retelling of the Legend of the Hive, it was mentioned that they used flamesilk to burn bees out of the sky.
There are only five named BeetleWing individuals, with four of them being the BeetleWing-NightWing hybrids and all of them were named after various butterfly species.
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- Along with LeafWings, they were the first dragons to inhabit Pantala as both tribes were originally from Pyrrhia.
- According to the Legend of the Hive, the two tribes were refugees who could never return to Pyrrhia.