Last Wednesday I took an unusually productive day trip to Sand Ridge State Forest in west-central Illinois. I recorded many entomological treasures, but I was especially happy to find this little gem:
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1. What is it? (Genus and species, please. 4 points)
2. Why was I so happy to see it? (4 points)
3. What does this week’s mystery have in common with last week’s mystery? (2 points).
The cumulative points winner across all mysteries for the month of August will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my insect photography galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.