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Viridioctopterus and Filixonida by Hyrotrioskjan Viridioctopterus and Filixonida by Hyrotrioskjan
Two close relatives of Maluthorax: hyrotrioskjan.deviantart.com/a…

All species have a crest which have the form the plant they prefer to pollinate. Such extreme cases of adaption are common on Silvanus. The giant forests are full of micro-enviroments and because of the stable climate over a long time extreme forms of co-evolution are possible. 

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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How may such micro-enviroments work?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I give you a example. In the root caves of Mundodendralis borealis live parasitic cuspipodids on the root juice. They only survive because they can digest the juice which is too sour for all of their relatives, they are hunted by specialized feelertongues which are able to navigate in the very narrow tunnels thanks to a thinner, more flexible exo-skeleton (the root caves of other species are mostly wider). Due to the thinner armor they can't survive in other Mundodendralis because they are no longer protected from the jaws of their relatives. The tunnles are also the home of small nocturnal flying pseudoathropods which sleep here during the day. A special fungo-like organism have made a business of this; it forms rod like structures which the pseudoathropods use to hang off. When they fly from rod to rod and from tunnel to tunnel they carry the spores of the organism with them. They also protect the rods from predators like the juveniles of the feelertongues and the shit they produce is a wonderful place for the cuspipodids to place their exouterus.
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TheArchosaurQueen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand now. Rather interesting for an environmental setup.
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's getting harder and harder to come up with original compliments for your works. You're so awesome I've used them all, lol.
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't mind repetitions =D

Your comments taste still good =)
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I enjoy that you made these look almost leafy, especially on their crests :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot :bow:
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
They look like they got some kind of funny helmet.Cool!
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks =D :bow:
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Martiitram Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ausgezeichnet :iconclaplz: :D
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed :clap:
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz: (let me fix that one for you XD)
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KingEdmarka Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Things on Silvanus just keep getting stranger and stranger. :)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I hope so =D
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
wouldn't that crest really hinder flying?
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fragillimus335 is right: www.deviantart.com/art/Nyctosa…
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Grimmjow747 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These guys have smaller wings relative to their body, though. Or... I think. Can't really tell from this angle
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed, but you must remember the lower gravity and that this aniaml has 8 wings. Also it's important to know that the smaller/lighter a flying animal is the smaller it's wings can be. (no condor could fly with humming bird wings (propotional)
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ask Nyctosaurus.... :)
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Hyrotrioskjan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, I wanted the pleasure to write this words =D
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Fragillimus335 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, beat you to it! :)
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