Go as far into the taxonomic detail of this thing as you can!
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I’m about 99% sure it’s a Dipteran puparium. I’ll make a guess based on propensity and the eyes to say Drosophila melanogaster.
Nope, not even close.
Ouch. Do I even get phylum?
from the seam at the bottom I’d wager a bivalve, so Mollusca: Bivalvia. No idea what subclass though.
Nope! Miles away.
Is it in the Phylum Arthropoda?
The is the same question as that posed by James, but given this animal is obviously proving tricky, I’ll answer it. Yes, it’s an arthropod.
Getting closer. Coleopteran. But which? So many beetles to choose from!
Is it a warty leaf beetle pupa (Neochlamisus sp) or a close relative?
It’s a beetle – Fulcidax bacca, a rather lumpy chrysomelid. More on chrysomelids here:
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