Tonight’s challenge requires not just skill in identifying insects, but knowledge about where they occur.
Some of these insects were photographed in California. Some of them were not. To earn Myrmecos points, tell me which ones are the real Californians (5 points – you have to get them all, with no errors) and the families to which they belong (5 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.