Medium
Photo © marcoperalta, all rights reserved
Bolsa Chica (Google, OSM)
33.7112979464, -118.0607517581
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Description

-Almost an inch in long
-Orange-Red Color
-Black legs

Ant
Jul. 30, 2012 18:32:59 -1000
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Red Velvet Ant - Photo (c) C Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
marcoperalta's ID: Red Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis)
Posted by marcoperalta over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Cow killers - Photo (c) Alan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
justin2's ID: Cow killers (Genus Dasymutilla)
Posted by justin2 over 1 year ago (Flag)
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The Wikipedia article for Dasymutilla occidentalis says its range is the Eastern U.S.? Might need to do some homework on which species of "velvet ant" / cow killer lives out here.

Posted by justin2 over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Identification Summary

Red Velvet Ant - Photo (c) C Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
marcoperalta's ID: Red Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis)
Cow killers - Photo (c) Alan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Cow killers (Genus Dasymutilla)
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