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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

scottking

Date

September 17, 2014 02:59 PM CDT

Description

Velvet Ant
McKnight Prairie
Randolph, Minnesota

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

richardwasson

Date

May 11, 2009

Description

1/2" long found running along the ground.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

rjnjr

Date

June 12, 2014

Description

Velvet Ant - Mutillidae - running on ground at lighting site - Mesquite forest near dry creek - LEG: Robert J. Nuelle III (rnuelle3) - Photography by Robert J. Nuelle Jr. (rjnjr)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

finatic

Date

November 16, 2014 11:50 AM PST

Place

Otay Mesa (Google, OSM)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

November 16, 2014 12:56 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

troglodytes

Date

October 17, 2014 11:22 AM AKDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

patsimpson2000

Date

November 5, 2014 12:42 PM PST

Description

Male

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 06:40 PM PDT

Description

Dasymutilla nocturna
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Bug found indoors and released outside.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

finatic

Date

August 30, 2014 10:00 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

krancmm

Date

July 1, 2014 10:30 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red velvet ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

derekbromantpwd

Date

October 18, 2014 02:23 PM CDT
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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.