Monday Night Mystery

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What is it?

I will award 3 Myrmecos points to the first person to correctly guess the order, 3 points to the first person to guess the family and 4 points to the first to guess the genus. Here’s a hint:

The cumulative points winner for the month of October will take home 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. Well, to give everyone a bit of a laugh: my first thought was frog/toad eggs on a tongue depressor. But then my vision cleared just a wee bit…

    1. It took me 30 minutes of diligent sleuthing only to come to the triumphant conclusion… that you are exactly right.

      1. Digging a little further and looking at distribution records (on Bugguide, so certainly incomplete) and presuming it is something found in or around Missouri, it is probably E. servus, or E. tristigmus. That’s all I’ve got, back to real work for me!

      2. I was lucky and found it almost by accident fairly quickly….I was focusing on the femur/tibia punctation when I stumbled on info about the defining character there…

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