Monday Night Mystery: The Case of the Amber Ring

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I was browsing eBay’s amber offerings when I stumbled across this rather interesting item:

It’s a ring bearing a piece of Baltic amber and a pair of arthropod inclusions.

For 5 Myrmecos points, be the first commentator to correctly guess the subfamily of the ant. For 5 more, be the first to guess the genus. Sadly, I can offer only points- to get the ring itself you’ll need to bid.

The cumulative points winner for the month of January 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!

8 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery: The Case of the Amber Ring”

  1. Hmmmmm…. Hard to tell from this angle. It looks more like a dromedary than a Bactrian ant, though. 🙂 Tip of the abdomen looks a bit more nozzle-like than slit-like, so I’ll stick my neck out and say Formicinae.

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