What’s Wrong With This Picture?

This Taxonomy Fail you can buy from Amazon for only $1.39.

It’s not an army ant, of course. The eyes are far too large, and the antennae too thin and fragile. But what is it?

9 thoughts on “What’s Wrong With This Picture?”

  1. Josh and Julie were skirting around the correct ID.

    It’s a formicine, the Old World arid land specialist genus, Cataglyphis. Unfortunately, there are numerous bicolored ones, and they’re not separable with the view provided on the book cover.

    Why is it so hard for people to get the right ant to illustrate a point or a title?

    1. Why is accuracy and meticulous attention to detail generally difficult to find ? Because it requires a lot of extra work and thought !

      Take Alex’s comment “buy from Amazon” for instance. Amazon actually is not selling this book at all. Rather several Euro Amazon associates have the book for sale.

      All I can say is that entomologists seem to number a larger than normal percentage of people who enjoy attention to details, LOL.

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