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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

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.

Contest rules and instructions on voting and posting are all located here . Please read the rules thoroughly before beginning.

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!
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JMDN says:

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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?
Saduria sabini
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#2 Two Autographa gamma, copulating; showing tails here instead of the more ... picturesque? wings, as the topic of this contest are tails.
Autographa gamma (in copula)
(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.)
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DaveHuth says:

#3 Northern two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata) - These guys are always running away from me! So...

Northern two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata) - tail detail
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Malcolm NQ says:

#4 An extravagantly tailed Lycaenid, one of two such species I saw on a recent trip to Laos.
Lycaenidae 020143
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#5 Two-striped planthopper nymph with wax "tail"

Yet another two-striped planthopper nymph
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lotlhmoq says:

#6 Podarcis muralis nigriventris (Common Wall Lizard)

Podarcis muralis nigriventris
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Lynette MT says:

#7 Raccoon - Procyon lotor

raccoon
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David Bygott says:

#8 African Luna Moth, Argema mimosae, Serengeti, Tanzania

Argema mimosae m1
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gbohne says:

#9 tropical Eurybrachyid planthopper nymph: the 2 waxy protrusions of the tail may distract predators (false head mimicry):
Fulgorid nymph
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Furryscaly says:

#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.

Duplex Glows
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

Great collection of tails! Please vote away and pick your favorites!

Submissions are now closed and Voting is OPEN! You may only vote once, and the photo with the most votes is the winner. When the voting week has closed, an administrator will change the thread status from VOTE to CLOSED. See Voting Instructions
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Drew Avery is a group moderator Drew Avery says:

#1


But y'all are making this way too hard to make a decision- Great PIcs!!!!
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gbohne says:

#1

(this "ink quill tail" is the weirdest tail I have ever seen!); however, there are all very beautiful tails in this contest!)
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balharsh says:

#1
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Sciadopitys is a group administrator Sciadopitys says:

#9
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Bárbol says:

#8

Ouch, I arrive late for submit image.
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lotlhmoq says:

#3
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HermannFalkner/sokol is a group moderator HermannFalkner/sokol says:

#9
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mgjefferies says:

#8
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Jörg Hempel says:

#8
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JMDN says:

#4
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annemirdl says:

#4
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J. Jordan says:

#3
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Lynette MT says:

#8
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Bas Kers (NL) says:

#1
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#7
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cotinis is a group moderator cotinis says:

#3
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DaveHuth says:

#5
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rosie.perera says:

#7
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Manuel Valdueza says:

#8
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David Bygott says:

#9
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

#9
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CaZaTo Ma says:

#5
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treegrow is a group administrator treegrow says:

Another really close one! The African Luna Moth pulled ahead in the end and beat out the competition by one vote:

Argema mimosae m1 by kibuyu
Argema mimosae m1

The Arctic Benthic Isopod & Eurybrachyid Planthopper Nymph are close runners-up:

Saduria sabini by JMDN
Saduria sabini

Fulgorid nymph by gbohne
Fulgorid nymph
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