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Recent observations

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

tofr4444

Date

September 24, 2016 01:58 PM EDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

Date

October 10, 2015 09:44 PM PDT

Description

Velvet ant, on recently-removed bark from a chunk of wood. It might be the same individual from this observation: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/4186681
(which would be interesting, since the wasp would have walked back to the same spot where I first saw it, which was maybe ~20 meters away from where I dropped it, in under 40 minutes).

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

tsimon

Date

July 15, 2016 09:16 AM CDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

Observer

carobds

Date

September 20, 2016

Description

Red body, black legs, Black head with orange dot
six legs
1 cm long
2 antennas

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Thistledown Velvet Ant Dasymutilla gloriosa

Observer

mackenzie-briel

Date

September 18, 2016 12:47 PM PDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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colin_murray

Date

September 11, 2016 11:46 AM EDT

Description

Sandy trail in sand hill mixed grass prairie and spruce.

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

ebrunquist

Date

August 15, 2015

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

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uliises

Date

August 13, 2016 11:35 AM CDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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cpyles

Date

September 20, 2016 06:23 PM CDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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cgritz

Date

September 20, 2016 09:47 AM CDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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dlbowls

Date

September 19, 2016 10:29 AM PDT

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What

Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

Observer

tiyumq

Date

September 18, 2016 11:32 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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