Velvet Ant
Female Timulla grotei

female Timulla grotei
This was a great find on Antelope Island - such a beautful female velvet ant (actually wasps).  This one stood
out because her thorax was more lengthened than other velvet ants I had seen.
© Carol Davis 8-23-2011

female velvet ant
Timulla grotei females, who are wingless, have handsome winged mates (you can see one on this page.)
While these may see like docile little creatures, they have a powerful sting.  © Carol Davis 8-23-2011

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