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:

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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 8x10 print from Alex's insect photo gallery, or 2) a guest blog post on the (safe-for-work) topic of their choosing.

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I'll go with Coleoptera for the order.

By FormicidaeFantasy (not verified) on 14 Jun 2010 #permalink

Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Neoclytus
Species: acuminatus

By FormicidaeFantasy (not verified) on 14 Jun 2010 #permalink

Neoclytus tenuiscriptus

By Gordon Snelling (not verified) on 14 Jun 2010 #permalink

So as to follow format

Order:Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Neoclytus
Species: tenuiscriptus

By Gordon Snelling (not verified) on 14 Jun 2010 #permalink

Cool, I got me a point.

By gordon snelling (not verified) on 16 Jun 2010 #permalink