The Hebikera is a long, flatworm-like insect with four pairs of wings distributed over the body. It seems to fly in an undulating fashion, sort of like how an eel swims underwater.
It is a large insect, nearly as long as the tolmekian airship Bumblecrow, and a swarm of them is strong enough to take down large aircraft, like a Bumblecrow. It has a large pair of mantibles and a large flat mouth. Its head is armored like a crab and it has four eyes.
The name suggests "Snake (Hebi) Cricket (Kera)". Their larvae are called Landgrub.
- In the original manga, the Hebikera play a much larger role in attacking a Tolmekian squadron.
- The Hebikera replace the Wingworms in the movie as the one attacking Nausicaä and Asbel.
|Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind|
|Main Cast||Nausicaä | Teto|
|Valley of the Wind||Jhil | Yupa | Mito | Obaba|
|Pejite||Mayor of Pejite | Asbel | Lastelle | Lastelle's Mother|
|Torumekian Empire||Kushana | Kurotowa|
|Locations||Valley of the Wind | Nausicaä's Tower | Pejite | Toxic Jungle | Torumekia|
|Mechanical Designs||Dreadnought | God Warrior | Mehve|
|Creatures||Fox Squirrel | Hebikera | Ohmu|
|Glossary||Miasma | Seven Days of Fire|