Monday Night Mystery

What’s this?

Five points for picking the family, five points for the genus.  And infinity points for figuring out what the those balloon-like structures are for. I have no idea.

10 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

  1. Ooh, and do i get extra points for saying that it’s being attended by Azteca velox? I’m really excited right now.

  2. “In these obligate symbioses the
    exaggerated balloon setae surrounding the head of
    Theope caterpillars (figure 1) appear important in med-
    iating associations with dolichoderine ants by providing
    semiochemical stimuli to ant symbionts (DeVries 1997).”

    From “Ancient butterfly-ant symbiosis: direct evidence from Dominican amber” (DeVries and Poinar 1997).

    Gosh, is this the DeVries who has some show on Animal Planet?

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