Welcome Guest [Log In] [Register]
<div style="background-color: none transparent;"><a href="http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget" title="News Widget">News Widget</a></div>
Hello, we here at Speculative Evolution have noticed a recent increase in the number of guests visiting our community. While being a guest does allow you to browse the forum at a basic level, it does not give you access to everything. There are many things that guests cannot see, and therefore we urge you to join our us so that you may contribute to our community and the projects we are undertaking. If you would like to register, please click the link below. If you are already a member, please ignore this message and log in. Thank you for your cooperation.

Join our community!

Username:   Password:
Add Reply
Sapmites; tiny plant-feeding sigmatatora
Topic Started: Oct 22 2010, 05:27 PM (474 Views)

Sap mites (Arborisugidae)
Time: very late Carboniferous
Size: 3mm-6mm long
Diet: herbivorous - rope tree pulp and juices
Habitat: Rope tree vineland

Narrow-bodied, tiny sigmatatora that live by sucking juices from and chewing at the soft pith or pulp of rope trees. This family originated in the latest Carboniferous and is highly specialized to the vineland ecosystem dominated by rope trees. Sap mites, while hard-shelled, have little mobility (especially as they are almost always locked onto a rope tree) and poor senses, limiting their ability to escape predation, so they have a very short life cycle and lay over one hundred eggs at a time.
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
The Dodo
Member Avatar
Prime Specimen
 *  *  *  *  *  *  *
Would they cause much damage to the plants?
Offline Profile Quote Post Goto Top
1 user reading this topic (1 Guest and 0 Anonymous)
« Previous Topic · Rewriting Earth · Next Topic »
Add Reply