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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

lg_price

Date

September 16, 2014 02:31 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 30, 2014 10:00 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

aimee1916

Date

September 14, 2014 12:49 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

muir

Date

September 7, 2014 02:16 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

Observer

doug6428

Date

September 7, 2014 12:28 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 22, 2014 06:35 PM PDT

Description

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

maractwin

Date

September 3, 2014 11:06 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

atakamara

Date

August 19, 2013 03:31 PM MDT

Place

CaduaƱo (Google, OSM)

Description

Sacken's Velvet Ant

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Velvet Ant aka Cowkiller Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

taogirl

Date

August 30, 2014

Description

at Oliver Park

this insect moved so quickly that the only way to get a picture was to trap it

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis) Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

brennan3909

Date

August 2, 2014 09:46 AM CDT

Place

LLELA (Google, OSM)

Description

time and date 12 hours behind in camera while the above is accurate

Photos / Sounds

Observer

miketroll

Date

August 17, 2014 01:40 PM CDT

Description

male velvet ant

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

travisfarwell

Date

May 25, 2014
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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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