Invertebrate Identifying an ant??

Thrud

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Saw this ant? Scurrying along by itself about 2cm long. I'm in WA, this was about 70km east. Never seen anything like it before.

Had a look online but couldn't see anything similar.

Any ideas??image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
 

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Its a female velvet ant, not actually an ant but a wingless wasp (the males have wings). This one
looks like its from the Ephutomorpha genus from a quick google.
I have heard they can give a good sting
Nice find! Amazing whats out there when you slow down, notice and think about what you see!
 

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Thanks Hairyman, when we saw it Doc said; "put it on the forum, Hairyman will know"
 
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