I have returned from a positively phenomenal trip to the University of Florida with a photograph of the following mystery animal:
To earn points in this week’s challenge, be the first to correctly give the following information:
- The genus (4 points)
- The species (4 points)
- The professional research interest of this animal’s namesake. (2 points)
This ant caused me some trouble the first time I tried to identify it, as it is not a typical member of its genus.
The cumulative points winner across all mysteries for the month of April will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my insect photography galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.