Our last challenge of 2012 is to identify this mystery beastie:

The eyes give this insect away as it moves, barely visible, across the sands of the Anza Borrego desert. What is it?

Points will be awarded to the first person to correctly guess the Order (2 pts), Family (4 pts), and Genus (4 pts).

The cumulative points winner for the month of December will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my insect photography galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos. (Incidentally, speaking of my galleries, tomorrow is the last day to order prints of my photographs at sale prices).

Good luck!