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treegrow 3:20am, 16 October 2012
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!
JMDN Posted 3 years ago. Edited by JMDN (member) 3 years ago
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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 Posted 3 years ago. Edited by HermannFalkner/sokol (moderator) 3 years ago
#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.)
DaveHuth 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...

Northern two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata) - tail detail
Malcolm NQ 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.
Lycaenidae 020143
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treegrow 3 years ago
#5 Two-striped planthopper nymph with wax "tail"

Yet another two-striped planthopper nymph
lotlhmoq 3 years ago
#6 Podarcis muralis nigriventris (Common Wall Lizard)

Podarcis muralis nigriventris
Lynette MT 3 years ago
#7 Raccoon - Procyon lotor

raccoon
David Bygott 3 years ago
#8 African Luna Moth, Argema mimosae, Serengeti, Tanzania

Argema mimosae m1
gbohne 3 years ago
#9 tropical Eurybrachyid planthopper nymph: the 2 waxy protrusions of the tail may distract predators (false head mimicry):
Fulgorid nymph
Furryscaly 3 years ago
#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 3 years ago
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 3 years ago
#1


But y'all are making this way too hard to make a decision- Great PIcs!!!!
gbohne Posted 3 years ago. Edited by gbohne (member) 3 years ago
#1

(this "ink quill tail" is the weirdest tail I have ever seen!); however, there are all very beautiful tails in this contest!)
balharsh 3 years ago
#1
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Sciadopitys 3 years ago
#9
Bárbol 3 years ago
#8

Ouch, I arrive late for submit image.
lotlhmoq 3 years ago
#3
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HermannFalkner/sokol 3 years ago
#9
mgjefferies 3 years ago
#8
Jörg Hempel 3 years ago
#8
JMDN 3 years ago
#4
annemirdl 3 years ago
#4
J. Jordan 3 years ago
#3
Lynette MT 3 years ago
#8
Bas Kers (NL) 3 years ago
#1
Furryscaly 3 years ago
#7
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cotinis 3 years ago
#3
DaveHuth 3 years ago
#5
rosie.perera 3 years ago
#7
Manuel Valdueza 3 years ago
#8
David Bygott 3 years ago
#9
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treegrow 3 years ago
#9
CaZaTo Ma 3 years ago
#5
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treegrow 3 years ago
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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