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Recent observations

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Observer

beschwar

Date

August 28, 2015 02:33 PM CDT

Description

I think D. klugii is the correct species, but it could be another, I am not sure and I didn't collect... Size on this one is just over 1 inch. These amazing critters never stop running!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

batgirl

Date

July 24, 2012

Description

In grassland at Dahlem.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

Observer

ksjmg49

Date

August 25, 2015 09:00 PM MST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

ellison82

Date

the past

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

william9

Date

August 24, 2015 03:54 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

Observer

liapun312

Date

August 21, 2015 05:10 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

July 26, 2015 07:07 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

npollock66

Date

July 23, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 31, 2015

Description

This is the one that I've seen before out there -- black thorax and head, so I think it's the same species as before. Neat to see these two side by side though!

Caught by the KidZone kiddos on the nature walk. :)

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 31, 2015

Description

This was a really fun catch by the KidZone kids -- we caught two velvet ants... We think there are two species. This one has the red head and thorax, and the next has the black head and thorax.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

July 30, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Thistledown Velvet Ant Dasymutilla gloriosa

Observer

natureinla

Date

July 29, 2015

Description

Observation and photo by buglady1020@yahoo.com

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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.