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Velvet Ant

Trogaspidia sp.

Description:

This insect was moving very quickly through the vegetation so it was difficult to get a good photo

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3 Comments

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 7 years ago

Thanks for the ident Keith. So would this be a female? The female is wingless. Having just read in Wiki - "The male locates a female on the wing and mates. The female then enters an insect nest, typically a ground-nesting bee such as a bumblebee or wasp nest, and deposits one egg near each larva or pupa." ........ There was another insect of a similar colour flying around, as this one was going through the undergrowth

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

Nice spot Viv!

KeithRoragen
KeithRoragen 7 years ago

Velvet Ant. Velvet Ants are very quick movers. These are great photos.

VivBraznell
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VivBraznell

Thailand

Spotted on May 4, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

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