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Recent observations

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

nhm_nature

Date

July 29, 2015

Description

Observation and photo by buglady1020@yahoo.com

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sambiology

Date

July 28, 2015

Description

I love velvet ants -- they're so cool! I let them walk on me, but I sure don't grab them... they apparently can give a nice painful sting.

ID based on:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1667507

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

joy

Date

July 26, 2015

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

klove1966

Date

July 26, 2015 02:00 PM EDT

Description

it did not have wings, was approx. 1 inch long. was crawling on back deck of house.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

countrygirlva

Date

July 27, 2015 11:56 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 24, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

July 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Date

July 21, 2015

Description

Nice male posing for a few seconds.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

finatic

Date

July 3, 2015 08:45 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

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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.