While a great deal of painstaking research has gone into the general taxonomic classification of occulpanids, next to nothing has been discovered as to their behavior, environmental niche, internal anatomical structure and function, and even their biological life cycle. Any observational commentaries beyond their overall external characteristics and behavior have, thus far, been proven to be purely speculative.
As to occlupanid behavior:
A single observation of any given behavior may be entirely random; but a series of observations of the selfsame behavior may strongly evince, statistically at least, an innate or even a genetically coded one.
Profoundly lacking anything other than reactionary motility and indeed, quite limited in such scope; the occlupanid does, however, display a decided directional preference. Like so many other nocturnal types, the occlupanid retreats as it can, to hide behind, beneath, or, in the shadow of other, nearby, objects. Darkness in and of itself is not the main objective, however; rather, and more generally, it seeks to conceal itself from ready visual detection and its resultant capture.
Occlupanids come in a great variety of shapes, sizes, and colours; and in lieu of a readily available safe hiding place, the occlupanid often resorts to the use of some very basic camouflage; that is to say, hiding in plain sight, landing on an object of the same colour as itself; blending into the background so as to remain undetected.
The research continues . . . .