Obdorpanem praedulcis

“Delightful loaf-closer”
Kingdom
Microsynthera
Phylum
Plasticae
Class
Occlupanida
Order
Orthogonidectes
Family
Tridentidae
Genus
Obdorpanem
Species
praedulcis
External morphology

Four lobes on outer edge. 24mm x 21.6mm

Observed in the United Kingdom and Australia, attached to baked goods, in two color morphs, white (without markings) and dark red (with markings). O. praedulcis shares the small lateral lobes of the Vadosulpalpus species, but on a wider body.  The function of the unique markings are unknown. An experiment to determine if the small wheat-like shapes are a method of grain-camouflage has been proposed. Discovered and described by occlupanologist C. Huning of DWORC.