A new class of tiny insects, which are believed to have been developed from the remains of microscopic algae, has been discovered in a new species of slime drier, a new class discovered by scientists at the University of California, Davis.
Researchers have dubbed the new slime driers the Slims, named for their slim and long-legged bodies.
These new species have no known relatives in the insect kingdom.
They have no wings, but instead are small, feathery insects that are able to glide through the air and feed on slime from plants, trees and other creatures, according to a statement from the University.
They are also among the few known to survive for more than a few days in the wild, researchers said.
They were first described in 2005 in the journal Science Advances.
“The new species, named after a character in the Japanese horror film, is called Slims.
It has a slim body, but has two wings that extend to allow it to glide,” said Jiajun Sun, an entomologist at UC Davis.
“Its legs are not as long as those of other slime drippers.
It is a very tiny insect, about the size of a grain of rice, and the wings are long, and have a long tail.”
Sun and his colleagues named this new species after a Japanese movie character who was the subject of a Japanese-language manga and a 1997 anime film.
The manga character was named Slim.
The film was called Slim Shrimp.
“I am really excited to have found Slims in the field, but also a bit scared,” Sun said.
“This is a species that we have not found in other slime-dwelling insects before.
It does have a very unusual morphology and behavior, which I am not sure about.”