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Recent observations

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

friel

Date

June 23, 2016 07:56 AM CDT

Description

Female

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rsp

Date

June 18, 2016 08:45 PM CDT

Description

Action shot...it refused to stop!

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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bosqueaaron

Date

June 14, 2016

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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wild-about-texas

Date

June 18, 2016 08:55 PM CDT

Description

Photo to come...

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What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

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basil

Date

June 7, 2016 11:06 AM PDT

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mikaelb

Date

June 18, 2016 08:57 AM CDT

Description

Taken during the monthly group walk on Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve.

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

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lonnyholmes

Date

June 15, 2016 06:28 AM MST

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What

Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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brenledbetter

Date

June 17, 2016 10:20 AM CDT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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jpsincage

Date

June 16, 2016 11:08 AM EDT

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ryanandrews

Date

October 1, 2012

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What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

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jodee

Date

July 13, 2015

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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anudibranchmom

Date

June 9, 2016 10:27 AM 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).

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