Your challenge tonight is straight from introductory insect systematics. Here is a phylogenetic tree I have, at great time and personal expense, prepared for you:

Tree of mysteries

For five points each, which of the mystery insects below is most likely to belong to the tips marked “?” and “??“?

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Points will be awarded only for the first correct guess for each mystery insect. The cumulative points winner for the month of December will win their choice of:

1) A guest post here on Myrmecos
2) Any 8×10 print from my insect photography galleries
3) A myrmecos t-shirt

Good luck!