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Wingless insect

Observed: 1st June 2013 By: spotted catspotted cat’s reputation in Invertebratesspotted cat’s reputation in Invertebrates
Wingless insect

Observed in the Mili Gorge, near Rethymno, Crete.
This creature was about 1cm long or maybe a bit more. Is it some kind of bee?
There's also an ant top right, which I didn't notice at the time.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Velvet Ant - a wingless wasp

...or at least that's what I'd call it in Britain. In Crete, something similar but different species occur there.

Hope for an aculeate hymenoptera expert to intervene!

Steve (a woodlouser)