STREET CREATURES QUIZ

What is Street Creatures?  This is the game I run on Twitter every Friday. I’ve
collected all the past quizzes here in one place so you can either relive them, or play
them for the first time.

How does it work?  Provided are four, seemingly unrelated clues, that are all
connected by a wild organism that can be found in a city. Look at the four clues,
do some research, and when you think you’ve figured it out, click on ‘Answer’
to reveal what connects the clues, and how they are connected.

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Quiz #69 Clues

Alaska
Quad
Migration
Satellite

Answer (Don't click until you've solved it)

Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)

Alaska:

In 1995, school children voted between the skimmer, bumble bee, mosquito and mourning cloak butterfly to become the official state insect of Alaska. The four spotted skimmer won.

Quad:

It’s in the name! The FOUR spotted skimmer was bestowed ‘Libellula QUADrimaculata‘ as a species name.
 

Migration:

Several species of dragonflies are known to migrate, and although it’s not common in North America, the four-spotted skimmer more regularly migrates in Europe in 10-15 year cycles, thought to be triggered by a trematode parasite.

Satellite:

The dragonfly satellite is heading to Titan, but down on earth, there are two types of mating four-spotted skimmers: those who are territorial, and those who adopt satellite behavior, flying over the territorial males.
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