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Recent observations

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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lancedj

Date

August 14, 2016 04:50 PM EDT

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vidal

Date

August 26, 2016 07:48 AM PDT

Description

Any ideas? Velvet ant?
It looked liked a piece of fuzz blowing around on the ground. But when it stopped in place I took a closer look.

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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mustardlypig

Date

August 26, 2016 09:35 AM CDT

Description

Male (wings) in area frequented by bumble bees.

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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rustypaf

Date

August 19, 2016 07:34 PM COT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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marykeim

Date

April 25, 2015 08:49 AM EDT

Description

Charles Bronson State Forest, Joshua Creek Tract, Orange County, FL, April 2015.

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Dasymutilla quadriguttata Dasymutilla quadriguttata

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suz

Date

August 24, 2016

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Thistledown Velvet Ant Dasymutilla gloriosa

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acryptozoo

Date

June 5, 2016 09:44 AM EDT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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gdmurphey

Date

August 24, 2016 12:13 PM EDT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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lee2816

Date

August 24, 2016 11:48 AM CDT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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gdmurphey

Date

August 24, 2016 12:12 PM EDT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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ellendale

Date

October 2, 2009 04:08 PM EDT

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Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

Observer

pacof

Date

August 19, 2016 09:18 PM CST

Description

En bosque bajo cadicifolio, en Paco´s Reserva de Flora y Fauna Silvestre

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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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