Snatching Slugworm

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Snatching Slugworm
(Collopterigatos adipiscor)
Artwork of Snatching Slugworm
Species is extinct.
15/101, gamma-ray burst
Creator Russ1 Other
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Binucleozoa
Symbiovermes
Thoracocephalia
Optidorsalia
Cataleipoptera
Limacohelminthidae
Collopterigatos
Collopterigatos adipiscor
Week/Generation 9/58
Habitat Flisch Savanna
Size 1 m Long
Primary Mobility Unknown
Support Exoskeleton (Chitin)
Diet Omnivore
Respiration Semi-Active (Unidirectional Tracheae)
Thermoregulation Heterotherm (Basking, Muscle-Generated Heat)
Reproduction Hermaphroditic (eggs)
Descendant of Ancestor of


Due to their success, some of the slugworms moved out into the surrounding savanna. On the rich pickings of the grasses and dead matter, the slugworm very quickly grew much bigger and has evolved into a much more effective ‘hunter’. Its wings now secrete an extremely sticky substance. Whilst feeding on Violetgrass, the worm releases odors into the air, attracting flying worms of all kinds. These worms hit the snatching slugworm’s wings and get stuck. The individual wing then wraps itself around the victim and brings it to the ground, where the worm eats it. It's thanks to its ancestor’s individual wing movements that it can do this.

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)
  • Snowsculptor Janit (order Cataleipoptera)
  • Herbivorous Tropoworm (class Optidorsalia)