Thorny Bingles

Far less temperamental than Keester Snaps, the wiry, flighty Thorny Bingle is a skittish insect of that prizes nectar above all other things. In fact, Boggles frequently harvest nectar in human thimbles, which they refer to as ‘sweetie cauldrons’ and lure Bingles into wicker herding cages. Once captured, Boggle wranglers settle and saddle the fluttery beasts with a gentle touch and a nectar snack, as opposed to breaking them in harshly.  

Thorny Bingles, though gentle in nature, are not entirely harmless. In fact, they are one of the most poisonous creatures in the Middle Kingdoms, with a deadly ichor located under the first layer of their hard carapace. The ichor is a kind of venom that petrifies any unsuspecting predator eager for a nibble. Boggles, however are very rarely affected as they are far from strong enough to crack a Thorny Bingle’s shell, be it by force or accident.

In terms of flight, Thorny Bingles are agile and lithe and though they swarm on occasion, their nature is relaxed and panic is not a common attribute associated with their lethargy. This sort of nonchalant attitude has lead many Boggles to seek a sort of primitive enlightenment from the nature of these insects. For example, one Icky Nicky Nocky the Grand Boggle of Under-Thurf has transcended the common Boggle tropes and is recognized as a spiritually enlightened teacher of all things ‘easy going’ and his presence is frequented by Boggle youths seeking understanding and self awareness. Though, It should be noted that in greater Boggle society this sort of self-reflection is frowned upon, and many believers are banished or tossed into rat pits to be devoured.