Moth Wingworm

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Moth Wingworm
(Fushiga lunesta)
Artwork of Moth Wingworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Hydromancerx Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Dodecaptera
Pennarigidae
Fushiga
Fushiga lunesta
Week/Generation 9/58
Habitat Flisch-Krakow Rainforest
Size 6 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Herbivore
Respiration Semi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Heterotherm (Basking, Heat from Muscle Activity)
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (eggs)


To avoid the flying dart and other insectivores, the twelve-winged worm evolved into the nocturnal moth wingworm. It eats at night while predators and other competition sleep, payed off in the Flisch-Krakow Rainforest. Its two front pair of wings evolved into fuzzy antennae so it can "feel" where it's going with air pressure and sound. The back eyes can still see, but it cannot see very well at night with them. The back pair of wings evolved into the equivalent of tail feathers for stabilization in the air. During the day, they will hide in the leaves of darkpalms or between the balls of treeballs.

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)
  • Infilt Pewpa (order Dodecaptera)
  • Cloudbubble Tropoworm (class Optidorsalia)