Altar Bloomworm

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Altar Bloomworm
(Afolivermiphyton ara)
Main image of Altar Bloomworm
Species is extinct.
18/119, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorBioCat Other
Week/Generation17/115
HabitatIttiz-Nuke Alpine
Size5 m Long
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Tracheae)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual, Hermaphrodite: Nectar-like Gametes, Eggs
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Polyptera (info)
Dendrovermes
Afolivermiphytidae
Afolivermiphyton
Afolivermiphyton ara
Ancestor:Descendants:

The altar bloomworm split from the stained bloomworm and inhabited the flora-less Ittiz-Nuke Alpine. It coevolved with the mustached bambelin which it depends on for pollination. Its main adaptation to its new windy and freezing environment is its column wings. The wings no longer grow into massive leaves and instead the entire wing photosynthesizes. This means the tissue is no longer soft and the two wings stand perfectly still not being effected by the dangerous powerful winds and being more resistant to rock falls. Also the coating its ancestor evolved is still produced as well helping it keep the water and giving it greater protection. Their adult eyes are still used to detect the season and time of day and are found in a circle in the adults helping them "see" all sides. They still grow young worms that hatch from the eggs which are hidden inside the flower and go wander about looking for a new place to settle. These worms are packed with lots of fat and can travel for days before digging themselves in the ground. They have sharp edged wings to help them climb the mountain terrain and get to higher altitudes. These sharp edged can still be seen in the adults as small spikes that grow from the sides of the wings.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Leafy Thermoworm (subclass Polyptera)