Monday Night Mystery

This mystery appears to be looking right back at you. What is it?

All ten Myrmecos points go to the first person to correctly name the genus of animal pictured above.

The cumulative points winner for the month of September will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my insect photography galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.

Good luck!

16 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

      1. Before posting my guess, I made the mistake of hitting the refresh button to see if anyone had posted. No one had. And in the time it took me to scroll down, right click, hit paste and tap enter, Bill posted his guess.

  1. Well, there is always the very small chance of getting bonus points by giving more information. 🙂
    So, here we go: tribe Brassolini; subfamily Morphinae; family Nymphalidae. The location is very likely to be somewhere in Belize, given the recent post and the geographical distribution of this butterfly ranging from Central America to South America. Very common in Brazil as well. 🙂

  2. Gah! I hate it when I FINALLY know one of these and there are already several people who have made my guess. I spent 20 minutes watching one of these emerge from its pupa just a few days ago, so I recognized it. Sigh…

  3. Please be be generous to these folks, even if they think it’s easy. Can we have an Australian Camponotus for the quiz next week? Just noticed that according to GAP’s LUCID key all Camponotus are polymorphic?

  4. Caligo, an oddity in the Nymphalidae – the only known eye-spotted species that does _not_ express the Distal-less gene in the developing eyespot.

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