Flying Dart

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Flying Dart
(Paraculeimusca spiculum)
Main image of Flying Dart
Species is extinct.
20/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorRuss1 Other
Week/Generation9/57
HabitatHuggs Marsh, Yokto Marsh, Huggs Temperate Forest, Yokto Temperate Forest, Huggs-Yokto Savanna, Krakow Plains, Flisch-Krakow Rainforest, Flisch Temperate Forest, Krakow Temperate Forest, Flisch Savanna, Huggs Rainforest
Size20 cm Long
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietCarnivore (Twelve-Winged Worms, small Flying Plents etc.)
RespirationSemi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
ThermoregulationHeterotherm (Basking, Muscle-Generated Heat)
ReproductionHermaphrodite, Eggs
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Polyptera (info)
Aculeiptera
Aculeimuscidae
Paraculeimusca
Paraculeimusca spiculum
Ancestor:Descendants:

The flying dart is a larger version of the flying preying worm, and replaced it. Its horn-hairs have now evolved into two smaller horns that further hold its prey in place. In a chase with prey, the Flying Dart will try to force it against something like a rock or a tree. The horns will hold it there until the creature is dead and the Dart feasts. The wings are more powerful now, and the Dart can change direction very quickly, easily out-maneuvering the prey. It can fly backwards and hover for long lengths of time due to the power and greater aerodynamic shape of its 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)
  • Dartirs (family Aculeimuscidae)
  • Vermair (subclass Polyptera)