Our next contest is Tails. Please compete with images of organisms with interesting tails, i.e., appendages at the rear of organisms' bodies. Feel free to interpret the term rather loosely. Select one (1) of your best images to compete with. Submissions will be open through next Monday.
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Remember to post only images and their number in the posting sequence, along with a brief explanation of how the image relates to the contest topic (optional). Also, make sure your image is properly tagged, licensed, and posted to the EOL group. If you have questions or comments about the new image sizes or anything else relating to the contest, please post them to this thread. Thanks!
Posted 3 years ago. Edited by JMDN (member) 3 years ago
#1 The Arctic benthic isopod, Saduria sabini. This one was found on the surface of a box-corer (sediment sampler device) deployed at 20-30 m water depth in the Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean) during the MALINA Cruise (08/2009). The "tail" (Pleotelson is a more accurate term) of these isopods is strange as you can see. Doesn't it look like an ink pen?
#2 Two Autographa gamma, copulating; showing tails here instead of the more ... picturesque? wings, as the topic of this contest are tails. (I changed photos as I could ID this one - with some little help of a friend :-) -, which is a more interesting shot, encyclopedia-wise, than plain and ordinary wasp spider.)
Posted 3 years ago. Edited by DaveHuth (member) 3 years ago
#3 Northern two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata) - These guys are always running away from me! So...
Posted 3 years ago. Edited by treegrow (admin) 3 years ago
#4 An extravagantly tailed Lycaenid, one of two such species I saw on a recent trip to Laos.
#10 Hadrurus spadix, the black-top desert hairy scorpion, from the American southwest. Another loosely interpreted tail, which is really a metasoma. Like all scorpions, they glow under UV blacklight exposure.
Great collection of tails! Please vote away and pick your favorites!
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