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Recent observations

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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annagypsy

Date

July 20, 2016 10:48 AM EDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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freiheit

Date

June 20, 2007 04:57 PM CDT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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colinferguson

Date

July 18, 2016 10:13 AM EDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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sambiology

Date

July 16, 2016

Description

Elizabeth and I had a GREAT time at Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge -- there must have been some bad flooding a while back, so it looks like visitation has been low... Anyways, we're going back sometime!

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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antonio2016

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July 3, 2016 09:01 AM CDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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ttempel

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July 16, 2016 08:40 AM PDT

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elizabethbraker

Date

July 15, 2016

Description

moving fast and hard to photograph. Head and thorax black, orange only on abdomen.

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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rmorgan

Date

July 11, 2011 02:45 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Was darting around in my driveway

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pacof

Date

June 24, 2016 12:42 AM MDT

Description

En Paco´s Reserva Natural de Flora y Fauna Silvestre

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francisco3

Date

July 11, 2016 10:47 AM HST

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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noepacheco

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April 9, 2016 09:13 AM CDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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jschweg

Date

July 9, 2016 07:17 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The genus Dasymutilla belongs to the Mutillidae family. The females of the genus are well known for their painful sting, which is where many gain their common name, Cow Killer. The female is wingless and often resemble large ants while the males still retain their wings. The larva of the Dasymutilla are external parasites to various types of hymenoptera. When disturbed the Dasymutilla makes a high-pitched squeaking sound identical to the Pogonomyrmex (Harvester ant).

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