BRAULA SAPIENS


CLASS: ARTHROPOID



   One of the smallest of all Dipteran arthropoids, these wingless little creatures are interested only in the pre-digested food of other monsters, particularly bee and ant arthropoids who exhibit a social regurgitation reflex. The tiny monster clings to the bodies of these hosts, and employs its own extendable, forked tongue to trigger regurgitation.

BASE ORGANISM: "bee lice" are wingless, parasitic flies which evolved to take advantage of honeybee social behavior. By tapping the face of a bee host, the fly triggers the bee's reflex to share food from its crop. Most of the regurgitated nectar will go to waste, and hosts of multiple Braulae may slowly starve to death.

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