Flying Preying Worm

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Flying Preying Worm
(Eaculeimusca devoro)
Artwork of Flying Preying Worm
Species is extinct.
9/57, replaced by descendant
Creator BioCat Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Aculeiptera
Aculeimuscidae
Eaculeimusca
Eaculeimusca devoro
Week/Generation 9/55
Habitat Huggs 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
Size 8 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Insectivore (Foliage Worm, Podion, Maw Podion, Twelve-Winged Worm)
Respiration Semi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Heterotherm (Basking, Muscle-Generated Heat)
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (Eggs)


This flying creature is a top gun in the insect world. Though it doesn’t look that fierce, this little creatures rams and impales its flying prey in mid-air, therefore making it fall to the ground. When the prey is on the ground (whether it got there from the air or not), the flying preying worm slowly feeds on it using exo-body acids it vomits and sucks in. It lacks the 10 pairs of wings its ancestor has, so to keep being able to greatly manipulate in air, it developed a few new techniques. First, its wings are much more advanced, being able to move in all directions and having a much more aerodynamic shape. Second, it developed a new navigation system that also helps it spot its prey. Lastly, on its impaling horn there are lots of tiny hairs adjusting themselves according to air and wind movements.

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 (class Optidorsalia)