Palpatophora stellanova

“Stellanova’s palp-bearer”
Kingdom
Microsynthera
Phylum
Plasticae
Class
Occlupanida
Order
Toxodenta
Genus
Palpatophora
Species
stellanova
External morphology

Size 25 mm x 21 mm

Though similar in morphology to P. utiliformis, the inky-dark P. stellanova is unique in being the only entirely black occlupanid ever found. It was discovered in the wilds of Northern California.