Monday Night Mystery

Tonight’s challenge is a straightforward whatsit.


So. Whatsit?

I will award points to the first correct entries as follows: Order (2 points); Family (2 points); Genus (2 points); Species (2 points); Sex (2 points).

The cumulative points winner for the month of March 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!


11 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery”

    1. As usual, oops. Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae: XMAS clade. I don’t know where the photo was taken, and I don’t know if you’ve been to Madagscar, but I will guess Mystrium mysticum.

    2. You know, this is actually straight torture. I can’t see the petiole, the rest of the metasoma, the tibial spurs, or the clypeus (all of which would help me confirm anything beyond my gut-feeling gestalt). I revise my species guess as M. camillae.

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