- External morphology
Rediscovered specimen has concave lateral sides and small processes. Size now confirmed to be 21.5 mm X 23.5 mm
Our only specimen of Collatus mysteriosa caused quite a stir when it was discovered, as instead of parasitising a plastic bag, it was found attached to a rubber band. It has since caused an even bigger stir when it vanished from the HORG archives, leaving our collection with an unfortunate absence for the better part of two decades. But thankfully another specimen has been found in 2020 by keen-eyed occlupanologist I. George, attached to a rubber band on brussels sprouts. It is notable that both the current and vanished specimens originated in the region of Salinas, CA.