Monday Night Mystery

Tonight's mystery is a straight-up Name That Bug:

From central Florida, the mystery insect

One point for picking the order, two points for family, five points for genus, and five points for species. [added in edit- you've got to be first in any one category].

And guess what? We've finally decided what to do with all these hard-earned Myrmecos Points!

At the end of every month, I'll tally points from the preceding weeks and the winner will get to choose either:

-or, since so many of you are bloggers-

  • A freebie blog entry where the winner may use Myrmecos Blog to guest post on a topic of their choosing, provided it is reasonably Safe for Work.

This week's results will be carried into April's tally.

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Hemiptera Flatidae Ormenaria sp?


By EntoWannaBe (not verified) on 22 Mar 2010 #permalink

That'll teach me to refresh.

By EntoWannaBe (not verified) on 22 Mar 2010 #permalink

Suborder bonus point?? - Auchenorrhyncha


By Pete Yeeles (not verified) on 22 Mar 2010 #permalink

Aw, darn it, if only I didn't forget to check right after school today again.

Anyway, I'll throw my hat in the Ormenaria rufifascia ring.

Oh wait, Order Hemiptera. That's at least 1 point, right? (please?)