In the Qur'an we find in surat an-Naml:
And when the word befalls them, We will bring forth for them a creature from the earth speaking to them, [saying] that the people were, of Our verses, not certain [in faith]. (27:82)
This verse is often used as a reference when speaking about the so called creature from earth دابة الأرض. And the verse seems to indicate that this creature will only appear in the end times.
Nevertheless we find a verse in surat Saba' which seems to indicate that it already appeared:
And when We decreed for Solomon death, nothing indicated to the jinn his death except a creature of the earth eating his staff. But when he fell, it became clear to the jinn that if they had known the unseen, they would not have remained in humiliating punishment. (34:14)
Are the two verses referring to the same creature? If not which is the other creature meant in the second verse?