Subject: A weird insect
January 30, 2014 6:25 am
Hello, sorry about the comment but I was confused of this site. Well,this insect is almost 2 cm long, it hasn’t got any wings, its brown colour (near to red ),and the rest of it’s body is bee’s colour. It has got 6 legs and when i touched it, it made a sound like a hamster.
Though in English it is commonly called a Velvet Ant, this is actually a flightless female wasp in the family Mutillidae. They are known for makings sounds as you described. We found a very similar looking Velvet Ant from Greece on FlickR, but it is not identified to the species level.