Pollenivorous Silkworm

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Pollenivorous Silkworm
(Textoriglossus silkvermi)
Artwork of Pollenivorous Silkworm
Species is extinct.
4/24, replaced by descendant
Creator Krakow Sam Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Prepennigeria
Textoriglossidae
Textoriglossus
Textoriglossus silkvermi
Week/Generation 2/14
Habitat Beach
Size 3 cm Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Pollenivore
Respiration Unknown
Thermoregulation Ectotherm
Reproduction Hermaphrodite (Eggs)


The pollenivorous silkworm has adapted to eating the pollen of the purple puffplant and other similar plants. Its teeth have been replaced by a sticky tongue, and it has decreased in size to allow it better access to the pollen ball of its preferred food and to allow it to climb with more ease. The decrease in size has also allowed it to to make better use of its silk glands, which it can now use to bridge quite large gaps. Some young worms even shoot long strands into the air to catch the wind and carry them to far-off puffplants. By moving between plants in this way, the worms serve as a more effective vector for pollen than the wind is. Puffplants which facilitate the worms are rewarded with couriers for their precious genetic material. In response to predation by perilous plents, they have also developed a series of light-sensitive spots on their backs. This allows them to tell if they are exposed in the open or in the safety of a plant bud.

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)
  • Squire Finworm (class Optidorsalia)