Who was that mysterious bearer of strange bodily flourishes? Here’s the full photograph:
All you bug nerds who guessed a Polyxenid millipede (and that’d be nearly everyone: Phil, Warren, Dave, Aburame_44, B. Boudinot) were correct. These little myriapod porcupines come armed with nasty detachable spines on their rears whose primary feature is recurved barbs that cause the spines to stick to everything. Have a look at the poor ant above, hopelessly stuck to one of her sister larvae.