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Mystery Photo

Do you think you might know what this is part of?  The two structures that look like hot dogs are approximately 1/4″ long.  If you would like to hazard a guess, go to the Naturally Curious website, scroll down to “Comments” and submit your entry.  The answered will be in Monday’s Naturally Curious post.

24 responses

  1. Alice

    The rear end of a male ‘??’

    August 21, 2020 at 8:07 am

  2. The back end of a stick bug?

    August 21, 2020 at 8:08 am

  3. Craig Williamson

    Claspers of a male dragonfly? Thank you Mary for your continued wonderful photos and information on the natural world!

    August 21, 2020 at 8:11 am

  4. Rachael Shaw

    It looks to me like the end an inchworm in its defensive posture, holding itself straight out to imitate a twig.

    August 21, 2020 at 8:13 am

  5. Jane MacKugler

    An earwig pincer?

    August 21, 2020 at 8:20 am

    • Alice

      Male Fork tailed Bush Katydid?

      August 22, 2020 at 4:01 pm

  6. May Beetle Leg Pincher! (Even though it’s August)? 🙂 ❤

    August 21, 2020 at 8:22 am

  7. Kit Pfeiffer

    Or maybe a plant, as in a viburnum bud setting for next year??

    August 21, 2020 at 8:39 am

  8. Stein

    The end of a dragonfly’s tail?

    August 21, 2020 at 8:53 am

  9. Julie Hand

    An earwig pincer.

    August 21, 2020 at 9:42 am

  10. An earwig tail.

    August 21, 2020 at 9:45 am

  11. Caryl Buckley

    Possibly the backend of a dragonfly ….from Jere

    August 21, 2020 at 9:58 am

  12. male dragonfly claspers?

    August 21, 2020 at 9:59 am

  13. Cerci of a Dragonfly

    August 21, 2020 at 10:07 am

  14. Sara

    It is the tail end clasper if a male dragonfly.

    August 21, 2020 at 10:20 am

  15. Beth Herr

    Walking stick tip of the abdomen

    August 21, 2020 at 10:27 am

  16. Margaret Yatsevitch

    Tail end of an earwig??

    August 21, 2020 at 10:56 am

  17. Bunny Wescott

    tail of male dragonfly with spider web stuck on it

    August 21, 2020 at 12:55 pm

  18. Betsy Hawes

    clasps of a male dragonfly used to hold female when mating.

    August 21, 2020 at 1:46 pm

  19. Mimsy

    Dragonfly/damselfly ovipositor

    August 21, 2020 at 6:53 pm

  20. Mimsy Beckwith

    Dragonfly/damselfly ovipositor

    August 21, 2020 at 6:54 pm

  21. Rachel

    not sure I want to know….

    August 21, 2020 at 7:51 pm

  22. Nancy Blasi

    i think it is part of a beetle. Either the antenna or a pincer at the end of a leg

    August 22, 2020 at 11:16 am

  23. david ascher

    Stickbug

    August 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm

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