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Whirl Hazard, 2015 Winner

The votes are in! Congratulations Whirl Hazard, you are the 2015 Ugly Bug Contest winner.

2015 Ugly Bug Contest results graph

2015 Ugly Bug Contest results graph

Congratulations to Whirl Hazard, who beat Luminosity Ligulata by only three votes and won the top spot! Now our bugs have a leader in case they blast off to explore the new frontier.

Click on the images below to learn more about the 2015-2016 contestants.

Learn more about our winner

Whirligig Beetle

Whirligig Beetle, showing its divided eyes (above and below the water line) and its white underside. Image created by Charles Kazilek.

Did you know that the Whirligig Beetle, Orectochilus orbisonorum, is named after a rock star?
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  • Article: Ugly Bug Contest 2015-2016
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: March 16, 2016
  • Date accessed: November 27, 2020
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/ubc2015

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Dr. Biology. (2016, March 16). Ugly Bug Contest 2015-2016. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved November 27, 2020 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/ubc2015

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Dr. Biology. "Ugly Bug Contest 2015-2016". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 16 March, 2016. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/ubc2015

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Dr. Biology. "Ugly Bug Contest 2015-2016". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 16 Mar 2016. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 27 Nov 2020. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/ubc2015

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/

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