Skull Island bugs

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Mosquito nets here are useless - better to use barb wire and sentries
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— Unknown, Fall expedition to Skull Island, 1936

The following is a list of bugs living on Skull Island in the continuity of the 2005 film King Kong by Peter Jackson.

Monsters

Test Image.png Skull Island Termites were divided into three castes. The winged variety left the mound to breed, and the two soldier classes protected it. The spade-shaped variety had powerful jaws, and the narrow-headed variety could spit noxious chemicals to ward away attackers.
Test Image.png Scissor-Beetles were blood-sseeking flightless carrion insects that used grasshopper-like legs to hop to prey, where they used their blade-like mandibles to cut off chunks of meat.
Test Image.png Maggotflies were hairy, flying bugs that dropped their young on rotting carcasses, while feeding off the maggots left by other insects. If the adult Maggotfly was unable to deposit their young within the first few hours after their hatching, they would eat their parent, on which they rode.
Test Image.png Meat Weevils were a species that laid eggs in carcasses that were so resilient that they survived being eaten by carrion feeders that hatched and emerged from the respective animal's dung.
Test Image.png Carrion Centipedes were carrion feeders that would remove meat from a carcass and bury it.
Test Image.png Ornate Carrion Beetles, in order to stake their claims at the rare and highly demanded unattended kills of Skull Island, evolved to smell carrion from miles around, and emit noxious chemicals from their brightly colored shells to deter other carrion organisms. The swarms of beetles could then stake an exclusive claim to the carcass.
Test Image.png Nigracassida dung beetles grew to three or four inches in length and specialized in harvesting the more than plentiful deposits of excrement on Skull Island and burying them for later consumption. They were preyed on by White Wedgeheads, a species of lizard that evolved specifically to eat them.
Test Image.png Moonspiders, a variety of the ten-legged Sunspiders, hunted at night to avoid being preyed upon by larger organisms. Their powerful jaws and paralytic venom made short work of the rodents, lizards, birds, and dinosaur chicks it fed on. Moonspiders adapted to pick up the scent of egg matter in the night, cluing the Moonspider in that a nest was hatching. The Moonspider then located the nest and would eat the hatchling dinosaurs.
Test Image.png Estrivermis were swamp-dwelling fifteen to twenty inch parasites that used their sharp, pointed mouths to burrow into blood vessels and attach themselves. The Estrivermis would then attach themselves and feed from the blood vessel for the rest of its life, with its tail still hanging outside, spewing excrement and eggs into the swamp waters.
Test Image.png Profanus were twenty to thirty inch long free-swimming tapeworms that burrowed through the skin of its prey to expose the flesh and deposit its eggs into the wound. The Profanus larvae then hatched and lived in the wound until they swam away to breed.
Test Image.png Contereobestiolla lived as larvae in still freshwater until they were ingested by a fish. They then attached themselves to the fish's innards and pupated and lived in the gut as fully grown 1 to 3 inch arthropods that fed on swallowed food, and slowly multiplied inside the fish until they took over the entire digestive system.
Test Image.png Nepalacus were aquatic neopedes, a Skull Island descendant of centipedes, that could grow to anywhere from eight to sixteen inches in length. They had webbed legs, making them agile swimmers, and there were many species with varying ranges of leg length and webbing patterns.
Test Image.png Aspicimex were predatory neopedes with soft, flexible bodies that lived in Skull Island's swampland. Their hind-most legs were replaced by a flat tail, and their jaws were sharp and powerful, allowing them to prey on small fish.
Test Image.png Aspicimex were predatory neopedes with soft, flexible bodies that lived in Skull Island's swampland. Their hind-most legs were replaced by a flat tail, and their jaws were sharp and powerful, allowing them to prey on small fish. They grew up to eighteen to twenty-three inches in length.
Test Image.png Hydruscimex were the largest neopede at lengths ranging from nine to twelve feet. Its poison was not the most potent of the neopedes, but its size alone allowed it to inject lethal doses strong enough to down small dinosaurs.
Test Image.png Mortifillex were three to four foot long aquatic bugs that used a hook-like lure to attract prey, and specially adapted mandible-like arms to inject nerve poison.
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Main article: Scorpio-pede.
Scorpio-pede were neopedes that lived in Skull Island's swamps. As larvae they were fully aquatic predators, but as adults they lived near the water and harvested algae from the rocks and trees.
Test Image.png Predatory Pond Skaters were insects that skimmed the surface of Skull Island's still waters that sucked fluid out of their unsuspecting victims after locating them by homing in on the ripples they created on the water's surface.
Test Image.png Predatory Pond Skaters were insects that skimmed the surface of Skull Island's still waters that sucked fluid out of their unsuspecting victims after locating them by homing in on the ripples they created on the water's surface.

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