Monday Night Mystery: The Young and the Restless

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Tonight’s challenge is a slate of immature ants:

 

I will award 2 points per larva to the first person to correctly identify the genus of each, for 10 points total.

The cumulative points winner for the month of November 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!

15 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery: The Young and the Restless”

  1. A – Dolichoderinae or Formicinae (perhaps Myrmelachista?)
    B – Aphaenogaster
    C – Odontomachus
    D – Calyptomyrmex (Myrmicinae at least)
    E – Ponerinae

    That’s the best I’ve got now.

  2. Here are my guesses, and they’re barely more than that!
    A) Technomyrmex
    B) Oecophylla though the background is odd for that to be the answer.
    C) Ponerine for sure, I say Odontomachus
    D) I’m really unsure, I’ll go with Lasius
    E) Adetomyrma

  3. Man, it took me a while to work up those answers. Here’s a “best-guess” answer borrowing from the prior guesses:

    A – Acromyrmex
    B – Aphaenogaster
    C – Odontomachus
    D – Calyptomyrmex
    E – Adetomyrma

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