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Starbound - Allerbee by Dragonith Starbound - Allerbee by Dragonith
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Allerbee
Meliraptor polluxas ("Honey Raider")

An advanced evolutionary member of the superfamily Apoidea, Allerbees are giant terrestrial honey bees. They are notorious for their ability to cause allergic reactions from the powder released from their mouths.

Despite their raptorial appearance, Allerbees subsist entirely on flowers and their byproducts. Their lungs function like natural vacuums, allowing them to literally uproot flowers with gale force velocity. In the process, pollen and nectar is also inhaled alongside the various flower debris. Nectar is consumed, while the pollen is stored in a special storage sac underneath its torso. When threatened, an Allerbee expels these stored pollen extractions from its mouth, leaving the offender covered in a cloud of pollen. When mixed with the chemicals stored within its pollen sac, this expulsion doubles the sensitivity to the olfactory senses causing uncontrollable sneezing and tearing.

However, should this volatile pollen cloud fail to work, an Allerbee will resort to other methods to defend itself. Its tail, mouth*, and wingtips are barbed with poisonous stingers (*mistaken for fangs). All of these stingers are utilized in a series of slashes, bites, and tail swipes until the target succumbs to the toxins. An injury afflicted by these parts is enough to knock out an adult elephant in mere seconds. As such, it is recommended to avoid provoking an Allerbee unless suitable protection is provided.

The consumed nectar reserves can be regurgitated to create honey, much like normal earth bees. Young Allerbees feed off their parents honey for nourishment until eventually they join too them in the consumption of flower fields.

Some Allerbees have been domesticated for their honey byproducts and pollen extractions. The pollen stored within their sack aside from its natural uses also functions well as a medical ingredient, ironically. That is, if its properly extracted. Their poisonous barbs and tail plating are usable in the forgery of many different kinds of weapons, namely swords and poisoned bullets.


Red Allerbee
This crimson red subspecies is far more aggressive than their normally docile cousins. They attack all intruders of their territories on sight, showing no remorse or mercy. As a warning sign, Red Allerbees mark the intruders they kill with their pollen to serve as an example of what will happen to whoever approaches their territory.

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Allerbee Dragonith
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Nebb128 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
So, are these creatures based off of actual starbound experiences, or did you create these on your own?
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Dragonith Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Made them on my own, yep.~
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EnderBeast2000 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this for a new race's home-planet fauna, or am i missing something :iconbadpokerfaceplz:
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Dragonith Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not really.
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EnderBeast2000 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do Allerbees have queens?
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Dragonith Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not necessarily. They have a pack hierarchy however.
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NicciLennie Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome nice shape
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Goatlactic Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
btw kinda random question but would you rather these be classified as just general monster designs or aliens? Because I like putting my favorites in categories and I have a separate for each of those things :U
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Dragonith Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're technically extraterrestrial creatures, so that'd work fine. ^^
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Goatlactic Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o ok
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