Answer to the Monday Night Mystery

You folks are quick. Not two minutes after I posted yesterday’s mystery bug, commentator FormicidaeFantasy provided the correct answer: it is the forelimb of a praying mantis. Specifically, a nymph of the Carolina mantis Stagmomantis carolina.

So, eight highly valuable Myrmecos Points go to FormicidaeFantasy. A number of you chimed in with additional relevant information. A point each for Chris Grinter, Christopher Taylor, James Trager, Tim Eisele, and Peter Coffey.


  1. #1 Ted C. MacRae
    May 25, 2010

    Well, if I’d know latecomers could get pity points… 🙂

  2. #2 Alex Wild
    May 25, 2010

    I do like to see the commentariat work for its points…

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