- External morphology
Small lateral palps and tufts. Size 21.4 mm x 23 mm.
Discovered and described by Hong Kong occlupanologist Kurisu (FORC) on various bags of bread products in Sydney, Australia. M. illusio is known to be prevalent on bread loaves of “Wonder” and several other labels as early as 2022. In 2023, it replaced P. glyphodorsalis on Golden pikelets, Tiptop bread rolls, and Turkish bread of several other varieties such as Sauer’s, Falcones, and Bakers Life. At least 10 colour morphs of M. illusio have been spotted in Sydney. They can be easily mistaken as microsyntherans at first glance.