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Recent observations

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Observer

ikewinski

Date

April 9, 2013 08:19 AM EDT

Description

Female

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

ikewinski

Date

July 30, 2013 09:43 AM EDT

Description

A female Dasymutilla occidentalis, identified via http://bugguide.net/node/view/816460

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

juancruzado

Date

May 20, 2015

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

April 25, 2015 01:51 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

Observer

icosahedron

Date

May 6, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

jerickson360

Date

April 3, 2015 05:39 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Velvet Ant Dasymutilla bioculata

Observer

drmcd3

Date

July 21, 2007

Description

Female

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

nhmordenana

Date

April 19, 2015 05:25 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

juancruzado

Date

July 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

bettyng90

Date

April 3, 2015 05:39 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tomwarnert

Date

April 5, 2015 01:55 PM PDT

Description

Located in the Wellbarn trail above the San Joaquin River

Photos / Sounds

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What

Thistledown Velvet Ant Dasymutilla gloriosa

Observer

atakamara

Date

April 1, 2015 04:29 PM MST
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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).

No range data available.