Tonight’s challenge involves this scanning electron micrograph:
This is a two part mystery, as follows.
- Homology (5 points). Tell me, counting anterior to posterior, which abdominal segment number is “A”.
- Taxonomy (5 points). To what family of insects does this specimen belong? To receive full credit, explain how you know this.
The cumulative points winner across all mysteries for the month of May will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my insect photography galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.