Dragon fly by yowahti-d3l678i-1-
"So in the fire, in burning furnace springs,//

The fly Pyrausta with flaming wings//
Without the fire it dies; in it, it joys//
Living in that which all things else destroys
--Du Bartas

Alternate Names/Spellings (pl) Pirali, Piralis, Pyragones, Pyralis, Pyrallis, (pl) Pyraustae, (pl) Pyraustai, (sing. or pl.) Pyraustas
Origins Greek Mythology, Legend and Folklore
Alignment Chaotic Neutral, Chaotic Evil, Neutral Evil
Species Magical Beast
Appearance Insect-Sized Dragon-Insect Hybrid


The Pyrausta is a creature with origins in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, legend and folklore. In particular, accounts of their existence first arose in Natural History (a work written by Pliny the Elder).


Insectoid dragon by aruslym-d2y9kzc

Sometimes, they look more insect than dragon...


Insect dragon fan art by kyuubi0017-d31j0wu-1-

Others look more dragon than insect...


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