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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

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dean_g

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July 6, 2015

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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benmyers

Date

July 1, 2015 07:28 PM CDT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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mikewitkowski

Date

May 31, 2015 12:22 PM PDT

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Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

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jaykeller

Date

June 27, 2015 12:36 PM PDT

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boschniakia

Date

June 27, 2015 09:57 AM PDT

Description

barely visible between the top two leaves of the plantain rosette.

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norma6201

Date

March 30, 2014

Description

"Velvet ant"- Dasymutilla magnifica, actually a solitary wasp. Wingless female (as shown) are known to have the most painful sting of any NA insect!

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sambiology

Date

June 22, 2015

Description

This velvet ant was running around like crazy this morning!

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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angelanordeng

Date

June 5, 2015

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

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lamborghini44

Date

June 9, 2015

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Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

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jsifuenteswinter

Date

June 8, 2015 10:07 AM PDT

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Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola

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beeboy

Date

May 28, 2015 10:54 AM PDT

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finatic

Date

May 25, 2015 10:39 AM PDT

Description

Riverside 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.