Myrmecos

Monday Night Mystery

Ok. Now you guys have asked for it. Apparently the mysteries haven’t been quite obscure enough.

So here you go. A real challenge:

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One point for order, three points for family, three points for genus, and three for species. Points are awarded for the first correct guess in each category.

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

Comments

  1. #1 FormicidaeFantasy
    June 28, 2010

    I’ll go with diptera for the order.

  2. #2 Alex
    June 28, 2010

    Aedes albopictus?

  3. #3 FormicidaeFantasy
    June 28, 2010

    Chloropidae?

  4. #4 katie
    June 28, 2010

    I have no idea. But I thought you might enjoy this dual taxonomy/anatomy fail!

    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/06/bugeyes-gallery/4/

  5. #5 Matt B
    June 28, 2010

    Tietse fly?

  6. #6 John S. Wilkins
    June 28, 2010

    Anopheles gambiae? Family Culicidae…

  7. #7 Alex Wild
    June 28, 2010

    Katie- wow. Do you think they have any idea that their non-simuliid is upside-down?

  8. #8 Julie Stahlhut
    June 28, 2010

    Tabanids have eyes like the Hypno-Toad!

  9. #9 Chris Grinter
    June 28, 2010

    Missed the points for Diptera… but I’m pretty sure this is a Psilidae, probably Loxocera cylindrica!

  10. #10 Chris Grinter
    June 28, 2010

    (oops, the link URL link failed, sorry for the second comment post)

    Missed the points for Diptera… but I’m pretty sure this is a Psilidae, probably Loxocera cylindrica!

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