Monday Night Mystery

What’s this?

Ten Myrmecos points will be awarded to the first person to guess the subject of this entomological photograph.

The cumulative points winner for the month of March will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my photo galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.

Good luck!

21 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

  1. I’d say this is the surface of a termite nest. Reminds me of the arboreal Nasutitermes nests I’ve seen in Ecuador. I guess since you have recently been there…

  2. Melted Crunch bars. Oatmeal cookies. The new Oats and Dark Chocolate granola bars from Nature Valley. The inside of a chocolate truffle.

    Gosh, I’m hungry right now.

  3. James.C. Trager

    Castings of a Tubifex-like annelid on a mud flat, of course. Seriously, why would Alex take a picture of some arthropod construction?

  4. Just for the variety, I’m going to go with the surface of a dung ball made by one of the tumblebugs (genus Canthon) – something that I’ve never seen, and so don’t really know what it looks like, but what the heck.

  5. Michael Suttkus, II

    This looks like the, uh, frass that was always being deposited by the ants/termites that infested the tree in my back yard when I was a kid.

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