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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

lg_price

Date

July 21, 2014 12:27 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

christopher

Date

July 13, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

lg_price

Date

July 14, 2014 11:40 AM CDT

Description

Ran around on the ground like a Velvet Ant but about 1/2 the size of a Velvet Ant

Most similar to 'Dasymutilla quadriguttata', but there are only 2 spots, not 4.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

pacific velvet ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

keithmelliott

Date

May 17, 2014 08:37 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

finatic

Date

July 3, 2014 08:27 PM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

jaykeller

Date

July 3, 2014 08:33 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

brennan3909

Date

June 28, 2014 10:26 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

taogirl

Date

June 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

this was about .75 inches long and traveled across the ground extremely fast

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tiwane

Date

June 22, 2014 12:24 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

dave-barry

Date

June 21, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

kucycads

Date

June 15, 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.