native to the planet Caluula, the winged-star was similar in most respects to many other species found across the galaxy, such as the drone-flitter. However, unlike other species, the winged-star had just a single day to attract a mate, then successfully fertilize and lay their eggs. In order to attract a mate, individual winged-stars emerged from their chitinous shells and flew about, displaying a wide range of bioluminescent colors and patterns. What made the winged-star even more unusual was that its larval stage lsted just a week before the larvae wrapped themselves in their durable coccoons and took the next 299 years to incubate and hatch. Thus, a winged-star lived its entire life in one brief day, which became known as the Nocturne of the Winged-Stars. Scientists from across the galaxy tracked the progress of the winged-stars, hoping to catch a glimpse of their lifecycle every 300 years. The display was hopefully encountered at night, allowing the scientists to also witness the bright displays of phosphorescence used to attract mates. During the last stages of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy, the winged-stars were supposed to emerge from their shells and perform their dance. However, many of them died before they could mate, and the few that survived were too lethargic to fly. It was later revealed by Wraw that the Galactic Alliance had unleashed a new strain of the Alpha Red virus on Caluula. What was unexpected was the effect the virus had on the winged-stars, since it was only supposed to affect Yuuzhan Vong genetic material.