Flyworm

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Flyworm
(Anoptimusca auro)
Main image of Flyworm
Species is extinct.
14/96, replaced by descendant
Information
CreatorHydromancerx Other
Week/Generation12/81
HabitatHydro Volcanic, Ovi-Hydro-Nuke Rainforest, Hydro Savanna, Ovi-Hydro Plains, Ittiz-Ovi Desert
Size1 cm Wingspan
Primary MobilityUnknown
SupportExoskeleton (Chitin)
DietScavenger, Detritivore
RespirationPassive (Tracheae)
ThermoregulationHeterotherm (Basking, Muscle-Generated Heat)
ReproductionHermaphrodite (eggs), Lays eggs in dead organic matter.
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Subclass
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes (info)
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Polyptera (info)
Pteravermes
Muscavermidae
Anoptimusca
Anoptimusca auro
Ancestor:Descendants:

The flyworm has split from the emperor wingworm. Its body and wings have all gotten smaller. It now breeds extremely fast and travels in huge swarms. They are now completely blind and communicate through pheromones. Their sense of smell is so good they can smell dead rotting fauna or flora from miles away. They are not picky and will eat everything from a not so fresh kill to rotting fruit. They are important to the environment in they clean up all dead things. They also have short life spans and will mate and lay eggs within a day. Once they lay the eggs on their food they will live for only a short time more. The eggs will hatch and grow into "grubs". These grubs look exactly like their parents except they have no wings. Within a day they will grow wings and will seek out new food to go mate on. Thus the life span of flyworms is only about 3 days. Egg for day 1, grub for day 2 and adult for day 3.

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)
  • Angel Dart (subclass Polyptera)