Eurycomplector labiopictus

Eurycomplector labiopictus“Wide hugging lip-image”

Kingdom
Microsynthera
Phylum
Plasticae
Class
Occlupanida
Order
Orthogonidectes
Family
Corrugatidae
Genus
Eurycomplector
Species
labiopictus
External morphology

Red markings and smudges. Size 43 mm X 30 mm

Simultaneously discovered by S. Kinsey (in a Korean market) and T. Brys (at a Walmart), in each case attached to a large bag of domestic melons.  The splotch-like markings are of especial curiosity, so far unique to our records. It may indeed be some form of camouflage, akin to the spots on a leopard. Since leopards have on average 800 to 1200 spots per organism, perhaps these Occlupanids are more effectively camouflaged in groups.