Monday Night Mystery: A State Out of Place

Tonight’s entomological challenge concerns the following U.S. states:



For ten points, be the first person to pick the state that doesn’t belong in this group, and explain why.

The cumulative points winner for the month of January 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!


19 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery: A State Out of Place”

  1. I think Morgan’s got it, but can I just state here and now that New Mexico deserves kudos for being the only state to select a true bad ass for an official insect—a Tarantula Hawk Wasp—and not lame, boring, every-other-state things like ladybugs and honey bees!

  2. Morgan got close. Two problems: (1) Wisconsin is not among the states shown. (2) The assertion that “all the others” except Kentucky have the Monarch as the state butterfly is an assertion about four of the six states, excluding the state you though was Wisconsin, since it was an assertion about “the others.” On the other hand, since Wisconsin is not in the list, making an assertion about all states in the list but Kentucky and Wisconsin does make an assertion that’s true of only 5 of the 6 states actually shown.

    1. Minnesota, Wisconsin, what’s the diff? I’m playing the Canadian card now… 😉 But ya, that changes everything. All the states shown except Kentucky have the Monarch as the state butterfly.

      1. At least you have that card to play. I thought the Kentucky figure was West Virginia and so almost went with my first thought: that all but Idaho were on the Monarch’s eastern migration route. Would that have been correct? I only realized otherwise upon encountering a list of the states having the Monarch as the state butterfly.

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