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Recent observations

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What

Dasymutilla quadriguttata Dasymutilla quadriguttata

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cae1

Date

January 17, 2017 08:00 AM PST

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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shrinksteve

Date

November 20, 2016 02:11 PM EST

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What

Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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charley

Date

August 16, 2014 09:00 PM CDT

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pacof

Date

December 16, 2016 09:26 AM MST

Description

Selva Baja Caducifolia en Paco´s Reserva de Flora y Fauna Silvestre

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What

Red Velvet Ants Genus Dasymutilla

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wyattherp

Date

January 7, 2017 04:16 PM PST

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jaykeller

Date

May 28, 2016 08:27 PM PDT

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jaykeller

Date

May 28, 2016 11:11 PM PDT

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What

Dasymutilla quadriguttata Dasymutilla quadriguttata

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robvanepps

Date

August 5, 2012 04:44 PM EDT

Description

A species of velvet ant

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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robvanepps

Date

August 13, 2011 02:23 PM EDT

Description

aka Cow Killer

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zelicaon

Date

August 26, 2015 09:59 PM PDT

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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dandybiologist

Date

September 8, 2015 04:15 PM CDT

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francisco3

Date

December 20, 2016 11:19 AM HST
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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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