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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 06:40 PM PDT

Description

Dasymutilla nocturna
bugguide.net/node/view/148390

Photos / Sounds

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Velvet Ant Genus Dasymutilla

Observer

lg_price

Date

October 17, 2014 12:34 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

September 22, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~10mm length. Seen cruising down our driveway. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by George Waldren @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mcduck

Date

July 2, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~12mm length, ♂. Seen in our yard (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID confirmed by Kevin Williams @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

August 27, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

13mm length. Found this guy wandering about in our yard. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID at BubGuide.

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

mcduck

Date

May 19, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~11mm length, ♀. Found this gal running about on our property.
(live oak/chaparral habitat)/ ID by George Waldren @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

Observer

mcduck

Date

April 3, 2013

Description

9.5mm length. Saw this guy on a trail at our place in the boonies. 2822 ft. elevation. ID by George Waldren @ BugGuide.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sorilet14

Date

October 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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.