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The winning entry, after the jump, was taken by Madison resident Igor Siwanowicz. Rather than swatting a bug that landed on his hand, Siwanowicz (who completed doctoral studies in protein crystallography, natch) ushered it into a tiny test tube that was in his pocket. Regarding his photo, Siwanowicz remarked about "a conflict between the culturally imprinted perception of an insect as something repulsive and ugly with a newly-acquired admiration of the beauty of its form," which is a line that we've been pushing for a while here at the Reader. See for instance our annals of ugly cats.common green lacewing.