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Stinkflies NEW predator: Spitworm by TheWalrusclown Stinkflies NEW predator: Spitworm by TheWalrusclown
hear is the latest piece of the Ben 10 fan reboot, Stinkflies new predator,Spitworm
Team leader/ main colorist/ Idea guy: Me
Character designs/ other idea guy: Zigwolf
More Character designs/ furthur Ideas: Fanficwriter1
new Gwen mythos specialist: Kinecelefan now known as twinfryes
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Name: Spitworm

Species: Bomcydopterran

Homeworld: Lepidopterra

Prey: Lepidopterran (Stinkfly's species)

Powers/abilities: Spitworm is covered in tough, body segmentations that are impervious to Stinkfly's sharp stinger. These are strong enough for it to survive a fall from as high up as a skyscraper when need be, giving them a sense of enhanced durability.

As the name suggests, Spitworm can fire off a stream of sticky, silk-like glues from a nozzle upon his head in order to ensnare fleeing Lepidopterrans and then reel them in like a fish on a hook. This also suggests that they have a degree of enhanced strength as well.

Bomcydopterrans possess a large, needle-like stinger at the end of their tail that they use to immobilize prey once they have been captured, allowing them to have a meal in peace.

The odd, thread-like growths hanging from the underside of a Bombcydopterran's tail are in fact a set of gill-like structures that allow them to breath in most environment, as long as they remain wet. This doubles as means of hanging onto branches to capture prey, as they naturally secrete an adhesive that keeps firmly attached to the branch they are on; their legs can also lock into place, making them all but impossible to move when they are firmly attached to something they don't want to let go of.

Weaknesses: Spitworm is not very flexible, as its armor reduces much of its movement.

Spitworm must keep its gills wet at all times in order to breath or it will begin to suffocate.

Bomcydopterrans can be flipped over onto their backs, rendering them helpless should a foe attack their unprotected underbelly.

Etymology: Spitworm's name derives from the silkworm, an animal with similar appearance and capabilities (though noticeably of much smaller size and power).

Trivia: The species name derives from the superfamily of moths from which silkworms belong to, as well as the family of insects that butterflies, moths, and thus, caterpillars are a part of.

Spitworm's habits and appearance are based upon that of Slamworm, Armodrillo's natural predator, various species of spiders, and Lemon ants.

The tube placed upon Spitworm's forehead is reminiscent of Tyrannopede, Humungousaur's natural predator.

While they don't it often, Bomcydopterrans can spin their silk into a messy, tangling web which they then cover with the glue they secrete from their gills as extra assurance that prey will remain caught until killed, upon which their insides will be liquidated by the Bomcydopterran's spit and then slurped up like a soup.

Life on Lepidopterra is seasonal and every species does its part to make sure the flora continues to produce its fruit so that all can live together in harmony as they have for countless years. Bombcydopterrans contribute to this as well and fertilize their home tree as a means of taking care of it, even going so far as to remove obstructing vines and parasitic plants and fungi that may sap the tree's strength and health.
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