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- Order: Pelagusia
- Suborder: Hard Claw
- Superfamily: Shell Beast
- Family: Volvidon
Within the New World Volvidon is found in the Sandy Plains and the Volcano (3rd). However, surprisingly Volvidon are seen inhabiting the cool temperate Deserted Island as well when first thought to only inhabit areas with intense and extreme heat. This is due to the much higher insect populations during certain periods of time in the Moga Woods. In the Old World, they are seen inhabiting the Volcano, Ruined Ridge and Jurassic Frontier.
Volvidon feed on insects and roots, much like armadillos. Their favorite prey items are Altaroth and Bnahabra. Thus far, the only known creatures that could potentially feed on a Volvidon include Agnaktor, Brachydios, and Rathalos.
Volvidon have a special armor on their backs, protecting them from attacks while also being very flexible. When contorted into a ball, there is little that a predator can do. Their shells can even withstand fire and lava. Its tongue is long and sticky, allowing it to grasp prey from long distances. Since it feeds mainly on Bnahabra and Altaroth, it is able to convert the paralyzing toxins the insects naturally produce in to its own system due to a specialized organ located in its mouth along with a smelly gas. This being done, now its own saliva has the same paralytic qualities, aiding it in its defense against predators. Volvidon also possess the ability to curl up and roll backwards, or side to side. This can be a life-saver if confronted by predators such as Deviljho or Stygian Zinogre.
Volvidon are relatively calm, unless disturbed by predators. At the first sight of trouble the large Fanged Beast will roll up and if possible quickly roll away, but if cornered Volvidon can be surprisingly aggressive. These creatures should not be underestimated by hunters as they can send any inexperienced or arrogant hunter to an early grave.