Here are two unusual things that, not coincidentally, I found together in this position:


Your challenge is to answer the following:

  1. In what biogeographic realm was this photograph taken? (2 points)
  2. In what microhabitat? (4 points)
  3. What is the adorable fluffy thing on the left? (2 points)
  4. What are the smooth objects on the right? (2 points)

Points will be awarded for the first correct answers to each question, and 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.

Good luck!