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Ladybugs
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These large, beetlelike insects were once found in forested areas throughout Quon. Unveiling their encased wings for flight causes the ladybug's brilliant red shell to splay, displaying two dorsal, jet-black circles. These resemble a pair of oversized eyes, and are intended as a warning to potential predators. The ladybugs were viciously hunted by adventurers during the Crystal War in order to develop new armor, eventually seeming to disappear from Vana'diel. For many years, it was generally accepted that no ladybugs existed in Vana'diel after the end of the Crystal War.

However, upon the recent development of wool grease by ambitious cooks and synergists, and the subsequent distribution of said product into the hands of Beastmasters, skilled Beastmasters have been able to call living ladybugs to their sides in present-day Vana'diel, known as Dipper Yuly. This shows that although Ladybugs can no longer be found in the wild, they are still living in hiding in present-day Vana'diel, perhaps in areas that have been closed to adventurers since the end of the Crystal War, such as Vunkerl Inlet (S) and Grauberg (S).

During the daytime these insects experience a variety of unidentifiable status boosts. At night, their aggressive nature is replaced with a more passive temperament.

Family Information
Type: Vermin
Subfamilies: Luckybug
Common Behavior: A, S, Sc
Weak against: Piercing Icon Dark Trans Dark Ice Trans Ice +50%
Strong against: Trans Wind -95% Trans Earth
Common Job(s): Thief
Traits: Treasure Hunter (effective when charmed)
Triple Attack
Evasion Bonus
Charmable: Check
Pankration: Eks
Aspir: Eks
Drain: Check
Notes: Aggressive during daytime.

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Wings of the Goddess Areas
Sudden Lunge: - Knockback damage and Stun effect. Ignores Utsusemi, reduces Ladybug's HP by 5%-15% whether it hits or not. CheckCheck
Spiral Spin: - Cone Attack Damage, and Accuracy Down. Ignores Utsusemi. (Only used during daytime) CheckCheck
Nepenthean Hum: - 10' AoE Amnesia effect. Ignores Utsusemi. (Only used during daytime) CheckCheck
Noisome Powder: - 10' AoE 40% Attack Down effect. (Only used during daytime.) CheckCheck
Notes: (1) Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.
(2) A charmed ladybug pet can use the above attacks at any time of day.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)


Skogs Fru Lottery Spawn from the Ladybugs at (H-10) every 60-90 minutes. 60-65 East Ronfaure (S) Ecphoria Ring
Xan Spawned by trading Fortune Wing to ??? at (I-12) Qmark Abyssea - Vunkerl Emphatikos Rope
KeyItemAtma of the Shimmering Shell
Vadleany Spawned by trading Ladybird Leaf to ??? at lower right corner of (H-6) Qmark Abyssea - Altepa Frisky Sabots
Savant's Seal: Hands
Aoidos' Seal: Hands
Lancer's Seal: Hands
Tantra Seal: Hands
Vadleany Fluid
KeyItemBattle Trophy: 5th Echelon

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Queenbug (ANNM)

Reive NMs: Prosperous Luckybug

Delve NMs: Fugacious Luckybug

Other NMs: None

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Ladybug 44-47 East Ronfaure (S)
Goblin's Ladybug 52-54 East Ronfaure (S)
Biddybug 62-64 Jugner Forest (S)
Mariehene 71-74 La Vaule (S)
Coccinelle Qmark Abyssea - Vunkerl
Nannakola Qmark Abyssea - Altepa
Resplendent Luckybug 100+ Ceizak Battlegrounds
Luckybug Hoarder 100+ Yahse Hunting Grounds

Trials

Historical Background

The insect known as the ladybug in North America, ladybird in all other English-speaking countries (e.g. Britain, Australia), or lady beetle is a type of beetle belonging to family Coccinellidae. They are generally black in appearance with some white spots and had red, orange, or yellow wing covers (elytra), often with black markings on it. Color and markings vary by species. The ladybug feeds on aphids and shieldbugs and is thus considered beneficial for gardens and agriculture, though have been known to be herbivores when prey aren’t available. Some species are also known to migrate en masse or hibernate during winter. The most familiar ladybugs, deep red elytra with black spots, belong to genus Coccinella, which is found in North America, Europe, and Asia.

There is a lot of superstition centering around the ladybug in Europe, usually beneficial. Among the most common beliefs are if a ladybug lands on a person, their wish will be granted, if a ladybug flies into a person’s bedroom, the person will have good luck, and if a ladybug lands on a woman’s hand, that woman will be married within the year.

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