This might be the hardest nature quiz ever – I don’t think I would’ve ever figured out what this was had I not found what I did next to it. I found it on my recent trip to look for Cicindela scutellaris (festive tiger beetle) in southeastern Missouri. Of course, now knowing what it is, the image does seem to provide enough clues about its identity – perhaps some crack naturalist will figure it out.
I’ll provide the answer with additional photos tomorrow.
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