Velvet Ant (2)

by Passmore Vicki

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Gallery: Critters

Tags: velvet ant 2 sony dsc-f717 seeking critique

Category: Macro

Exif Information:
Make : SONY
Date Time Original : 2008-08-07 23:43:41
Focal Length : 107/10
Exposure Time : 1/50
F Number : 4.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 15
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000

Published: Wednesday 13th of August 2008 02:44:55 AM


Raffaella Lunelli
But... is this critter REAL? It is simply beautiful. She looks like a "peluche", a puppet. But a beautiful puppet! Great capture. Ciao, Raffaella

Andrew Piotrowski
Fantastic!!! Splendid, superb or just fantastic portrait of this very beautiful but a bit nasty creature.

Vicki Passmore
Yes she is real. My son found it and we looked it up online because I had never seen one before. I was able to get about 40 photos of her before we let her go.

Pierre Dumas
I wonder is it a size of the ordinary ant! Beautiful and well done! Everything that a macro has to have it has! PDE

Vicki Passmore
Velvet Ant (2) For more detail view "Larger" Common Name: Red velvet ant or "cow killer" Scientific Name: Dasymutilla occidentalis (Linnaeus) Order: Hymenoptera Description: These insects are wasps, not ants. Females are wingless and covered with dense hair, superficially resembling ants. The red velvet-ant is the largest velvet-ant species, reaching about 3/4 inch in length. They are black overall with patches of dense orange-red hair on the thorax and abdomen. Males are similar but have wings and can not sting. Comments welcome. thanks

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