Rags's picture

Clerus mutillarius

Observed: 3rd May 2011 By: Rags
Clerus mutillarius
Clerus mutillarius 1

Four of these insects were found around the balcony of our hotel on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. I thought they could be a species of velvet ant but now I'm thinking maybe a beetle. Anyone able to help with an ID. Thanks.

    Likely ID
    Clerus mutillarius
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


Tony Rebelo's picture

Please add the tag "Ant

Please add the tag "Ant mimic"

Riaan Stals's picture


This is a clerid that is a mimic of a velvet-ant (Mutillidae), similar to those we have in Africa.