Monday Night Mystery

[the following is a guest post from Rob Mitchell]

Hi folks – Rob Mitchell here, guest blogger extraordinaire and your temporary replacement for Alex while he celebrates a recent age-related milestone.

My job tonight is to provide you entomology sleuths with a mystery, so take a look here at exhibit A:


Who is this gangly gal? Let’s say we give points for her order (1), family (2), genus (3), and species (4).

As always, the cumulative points winner for the month of June will win either 1) any 8×10 print from Alex’s insect photo gallery, or 2) a guest blog post on the (safe-for-work) topic of their choosing.


  1. #1 FormicidaeFantasy
    June 14, 2010

    I’ll go with Coleoptera for the order.

  2. #2 FormicidaeFantasy
    June 14, 2010

    Family: Cerambycidae
    Genus: Neoclytus
    Species: acuminatus

  3. #3 Gordon Snelling
    June 14, 2010

    Neoclytus tenuiscriptus

  4. #4 Gordon Snelling
    June 14, 2010

    So as to follow format

    Family: Cerambycidae
    Genus: Neoclytus
    Species: tenuiscriptus

  5. #5 Ted C. MacRae
    June 14, 2010

    Gordon scores!

  6. #6 gordon snelling
    June 16, 2010

    Cool, I got me a point.

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