When some Leafwing Goldys showed up into the Dingus watershed, there was nothing around to eat them and the only competing photosynthesizers were restricted to the riverbed. Because they could swim in the water column itself, these isolated groups of microbes positively thrived and became massive. They would eventually become a new species known as the Dingus Leafwing.

The Dingus Leafwing is very similar to their ancestor but being taken to more extreme levels. For example, the Dingus Leafwing only gets its energy by capturing sunlight with their wings and photosynthesizing their own food. To better exploit this resource, the wings of the species have become enormous, making them one of the largest species of basal Goldys seen thus far. The serrations on their wings still provide extra surface area to capture more sunlight, though the lack of competition and predators means they play a less vital role than in their ancestors. The nub on the Dingus Leafwing's rear end that plays a role in making turns have become very broad, as the giant wings make steering a bit of a challenge otherwise. They are still gold in coloration.