I admit, this week’s mystery was a real Rorschach test of wing venation. And on a hind wing, too:
Yet, Christopher Taylor’s expert intuition was correct. The image showed a psocopteran, or bark louse. The original, zoomable SEM composite is by Molly Gibson, here. Ten points to Christopher. Also, one point to Mike Kaspari for the ducks.
Tallying the points for the month, I see that our October competition is a tie between Christopher Taylor and Formicidae Fantasy. Gentlemen, email me for your loot.