Monday Night Mystery

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Here, in microscopic detail, is part of an African weaver ant Oecophylla longinoda.

For all ten Myrmecos points, be the first person to tell us what part of the insect we’re looking at.

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!

17 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

  1. Yeah, I think formicidaefantasy got it. I guess we see a part of the condylar bulb at the base antenna and part of surrounding torulus rim.

  2. Marc "Teleutotje" Van der Stappen

    The connection between the back of the head, on the right side, and the pronotum, on the left side. Hairs are part of the system to inform the ant about the position of the body and its part relatif to eachother.

  3. Hide the metadata!
    At first I thought it was the anterior “collar” of the pronotum and the area around the foramen magnum of the head, but I defer to Roberto’s greater familarity with antennal condyles and toruli. (That was fun to write!)

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