Kanji イッタンハエトリガミ
Rōmaji Ittanhaetorigami
First Appearance
Anime N/A
Novel Part V: Chapter 07

The Flytrapper (イッタンハエトリガミ Ittanhaetorigami) is one of the in-world creatures of Shin Sekai Yori. They make an appearance in the novel and anime.


Flytrappers have existed since the ancient times and are a direct descendant of giant hammerhead flatworms of the planarian family. Giant hammerhead flatworms can grow up to a meter long and resemble a thin piece of tape with a mouth in the middle. They hunt worms and slugs and, like spiders, are able to produce silk.[1]
Flytrappers spin silk to descend through the tunnels of Tokyo, created by driller earthworms. Like glowworms, they give off a faint green light to attract flying insects, which get stuck to the sticky mucus on their bodies, and are then devoured by the thirty centimeter-long mouth in the center of their bodies. Flytrappers can grow up to twelve meters in length, and are said to be able to suffocate Tokyo Giant Bats by wrapping around them like a snake.[1]

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