The Aparoid Moth's attacks are many and varied, including firing beams of ring-shaped pulses from spots on its wings, missiles from its mouth, and a fiery beam weapon from its backside which it may either aim directly at the Arwings or use to heat the ground and kick up chunks of molten debris. In order to defeat it, its wings must first be destroyed, after which it will reveal a purple orb within its mouth which must be shot.
After the Aparoid Moth has been shot down, Fox is able to recover its Core Memory, just before being chased away by a huge swarm of more Moths. The Star Fox Team doesn't encounter this particular design of Aparoid anywhere else in the game.
- An identical Aparoid is seen in the background viewscreen destroying Cornerian forces while Beltino Toad is talking about the massacre at 8 BLW.
- A possible reason it destroyed Oikonnys ship first was that another Aparoid (or however unlikely, the same one) had encountered a high ranking Venomian official who knew Andross and how powerful he was. So it mistook Oikonny's ship for Andross' (and a threat) which he was neither.
- It is most likely that the Aparoid Moth that destroyed a Cornerian fleet 17 years prior to Star Fox: Assault evolved into the Aparoid Queen.