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:


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 8x10 print from my 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 diptera for the order.

By FormicidaeFantasy (not verified) on 28 Jun 2010 #permalink

Aedes albopictus?


By FormicidaeFantasy (not verified) on 28 Jun 2010 #permalink

Tietse fly?

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

Tabanids have eyes like the Hypno-Toad!

By Julie Stahlhut (not verified) on 28 Jun 2010 #permalink

(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!