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Red velvet ant- Ephutomorpha ferruginata This is actually a wasp species . The female is wingless and the male looks very different and has wings Australia,Geotagged,Spring,Timulla vagans Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Red velvet ant- Ephutomorpha ferruginata

This is actually a wasp species . The female is wingless and the male looks very different and has wings

    comments (6)

  1. What an amazing creature. Such clarity Posted 14 days ago
    1. Thanks Niel Posted 12 days ago
  2. Nice spotting Ernst! :o) Posted 14 days ago
    1. Thanks ARP. I was a bit confused at first, not really knowing what it was Posted 12 days ago
  3. Awesome Posted 13 days ago
    1. Thank you Annie Posted 12 days ago

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The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Their common name velvet ant refers to their dense pile of hair, which most often is bright scarlet or orange, but may also be black, white, silver, or gold. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the giant panda. Their bright colors serve as aposematic signals. They are known for their extremely.. more

Species identified by Thuvarakan
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Uploaded Apr 30, 2021. Captured Dec 9, 2018 20:33 in 292 New Line Rd, Dural NSW 2158, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/664s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm