Timulla sp.

Velvet Ant

Timulla sp., Velvet Ant in the family Mutillidae, Suriname photo

Family: Mutillidae

Subfamily: Mutillinae

Tribe: Ephutini


The species shown here may be Timulla mediata, which is common and widespread and has these markings, but it is not possible to rule out other species in the genus without a close examination in the hand.

Photo location: Along the Suriname River, Brokopondo district, Suriname.

Determined by James P. Pitts and George Waldren, Utah State University. 

Velvet Ants, Timulla sp., image from Suriname

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