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Genus Timulla

Mutillidae - Timulla grotei Velvet Ant - Timulla vagans - male Timulla ferrugata - male wasp - Timulla vagans - male Red Wasp - Timulla - male Need Help to ID this Bug - Timulla - male Velvet Ant - Timulla vagans - female mutillid 2 - Timulla suspensa
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Mutillidae (Velvet Ants)
Genus Timulla
Explanation of Names
Timulla Ashmead 1899
Numbers
30 spp. in our area(1)
Identification
Small ant-like mutillids. Characteristics of females:(2)
eyes strongly ovate
mesosoma long, rectangular, typically narrowed in middle
tergite II generally maculated with two spots or lines of pale setae
See the key in(1) for details