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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific velvet ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

naturespotter

Date

February 25, 2015 05:06 PM PST

Description

Identification confirmed by Doug Yanega, UC Riverside Ebntomology Research Museum: "D. aureola pacifica. They're not really exceptionally fuzzy to begin with, and the hairs do get thinner as they age." Photo by Estela Polo-Jacobsson

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

cgritz

Date

August 25, 2013

Description

Female, Dasymutilla occidentalis

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

khimmler

Date

July 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jameswbeck

Date

August 4, 2008

Description

Male

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

jameswbeck

Date

July 19, 2008

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

jameswbeck

Date

July 27, 2012

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

Observer

shirleywong

Date

January 31, 2015 09:42 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

connlindajo

Date

May 21, 2014 08:06 PM CDT

Description

A fast mover... did not pose for photo.

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Observer

screws

Date

August 25, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Dasymutilla sp Genus Dasymutilla

Observer

supertochtli

Date

December 22, 2014

Description

"Hormiga peluda" observada en tepoztlan morelos

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

scottking

Date

September 2, 2014 01:53 PM CDT

Description

Velvet Ant
Cannon River Wilderness Area (east unit)
Northfield, Minnesota

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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.