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One Female velvet ant free

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#1 Offline Astrotate - Posted August 9 2021 - 12:05 PM

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I found this ant yesterday and turns out its not an ant its actually a type of wasp. She is a orange yellowish color. I am not looking to keep her. If anyone is interested in keeping her I will ship to you as long as you pay postage and are in California. If not I am going to put her back where she came from.

 

She was collected on 8/8/2021 in Petaluma, CA.

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#2 Offline strawnkayden1 - Posted August 9 2021 - 12:06 PM

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I have never seen a velvet ant look like that. It might be something else, but definitely a solitary wasp.


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#3 Offline ZTYguy - Posted August 9 2021 - 12:11 PM

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It is so small.


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#4 Offline zA-Z0-9 - Posted August 9 2021 - 12:20 PM

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i also have a free velvet ant


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I LOVE ANTS!!!!


#5 Offline Astrotate - Posted August 9 2021 - 2:58 PM

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 So tiny right. I didn't know about velvet ants. I grabbed her thinking she was some species of real ant. It looks like one of the ones in the bottom right of this image. ece34123-fig-0001-m.jpg



#6 Offline gcsnelling - Posted August 9 2021 - 3:09 PM

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Definitely a mutillid, but a much better image is needed.



#7 Offline Daniel - Posted August 9 2021 - 9:21 PM

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Don't get stung. It really hurts.
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