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Mutillid - Timulla ferrugata - female

Mutillid - Timulla ferrugata - Female
Sarasota County, Florida, USA
May 25, 2005
Size: ~ 9.5 mm
A dorsal view of this velvet ant. Could this be floridensis based on comment here?

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Mutillid - Timulla ferrugata - female Mutillid - Timulla ferrugata - female


Moved from Timulla.

could be, I'd have to have th
could be, I'd have to have the specimen in hand. It could also be Timulla ferrugata. I'd leave it in genus.

What distinguishes the two
What distinguishes the two species?

Separating the two
Hi Brad, just seeing these images for the first time, so if you don't have a species ID for this female yet:

For females,

T. floridensis has the pygidium faintly granulate.

T. ferrugata has the pygidium longitudinally striate.

Finally checked the specimen and this is T. floridensis.

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