Monday Night Mystery

What in the world is this?

I will award one Myrmecos point to the first person to name the structure, and nine to the first to pick the species.

The cumulative points winner for the month of April 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!

11 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

  1. Since no-one has actually given the right answer (linguistically so) I’ll join in: ommatidia. It doesn’t look much like a Drosophila though, it’s too fuzzy! So I’ll hazard that it’s a honey bee. (Too simple, plus no Latin name(!), but hey, I’m no entomologist!)

  2. Now, I’ll get no points, and it has been said so often, but just before saying nothing, I’ll put in Apis mellifera, too – it seems at least some bee’s compound eye, ommatidia.
    I always found the idea of hair in my eyes rather nasty – but they don’t seem to disturb the Honeygatherers. Probably saves them from having nastier things, like pollen, blinding them. Or are there other functions of the hair?

    Regards and thanks, Ossein.

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