for a school paper
Charonidoptera [ care-on-e-dop-turer ] - contractionj of:
Charon - the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divide the realms of the living and the dead;
and Lepidoptera - order of insects that includes moths and butterflies.
Five foot wingspan. Glides on silent wings from the rooftops when you leave your front door after dark, its fangs dripping with blood and rotting carrion from its ravaged victims.
The death-head skull on the top of its thorax flickers with a luminous neon-electric blue as it drains your body of blood, while emitting an eerie sound rather like Vincent Price laughing on Michael Jackson's "Thriller".