Clerus mutillarius

Clerus mutillarius

Observation - Clerus mutillarius. Description: 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.

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.