Monday Night Mystery

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Tonight’s challenge is an obscure bit of entomological anatomy.

For 5 Myrmecos points, be the first person to correctly identify the family of insect this strange device belongs to. For five more points, be the first to name the structure.

The cumulative points winner for the month of July 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!

6 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

  1. Well I’d say that it’s a picture of a raptorial leg, which is composed of the distal tarsomeres. For family, I’ll guess Mantispidae because they’re cool, raptorial, and a common species (Climaciella brunnea) is brown!

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