Monday Night Mystery

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The Monday Mystery returns this week with a straight-up identification challenge:

Who is this unusual animal?

I will award 8 Myrmecos Points to the first person to guess the family, and 2 points to the first to pick the sex.

The cumulative points winner for the month of June 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!

18 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

  1. Everybody beat me to everything, but I’ll bet I’m the only one to have reared these – I’ve gotten quite a few over the years from my rearings of wood-boring beetles.

      1. I’ve got two Schmidt boxes crammed full of braconids and other wood-boring beetle-reared hymenopterans. Nothing has been ID’d below family – it’s all just waiting for some ambitious hymenopterist!

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  3. As a side note, has anyone ever heard of a common name for these wasps? They’re some of my favorite little hymes (at least aesthetically) and what with their graceful shape and little crown, I personally suggest ‘princess wasps.’

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