Answer to the Monday Night Fuzzball

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Well. Monday’s Mystery didn’t take long to crack.

Dasymutilla gloriosa, the Thistledown Velvet Ant

Jason C. nabs all ten points, with an extra point each to Josh King for picking the sex (female!) and James Trager for noting that this species mimics Larrea seeds as they blow across the desert sands.

Incidentally, it just so happens that several of these little furballs will be on hand for the insect zoo at this Saturday’s Insect Fear Film Festival, should you wish to see one alive.

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