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Recent observations

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What

Velvet Ant Dasymutilla bioculata

Observer

drmcd3

Date

July 21, 2007

Description

Female

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

nhmordenana

Date

April 19, 2015 05:25 PM PDT

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Observer

juancruzado

Date

July 28, 2014

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Observer

bettyng90

Date

April 3, 2015 05:39 PM PDT

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tomwarnert

Date

April 5, 2015 01:55 PM PDT

Description

Located in the Wellbarn trail above the San Joaquin River

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What

Thistledown Velvet Ant Dasymutilla gloriosa

Observer

atakamara

Date

April 1, 2015 04:29 PM MST

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No photos or sounds

Date

March 18, 2015

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

March 26, 2015 03:49 PM EDT

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Observer

tchristensen

Date

March 17, 2015

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

March 10, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Pacific velvet ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

naturespotter

Date

February 25, 2015 05:06 PM PST

Description

Identification confirmed by Doug Yanega, UC Riverside Ebntomology Research Museum: "D. aureola pacifica. They're not really exceptionally fuzzy to begin with, and the hairs do get thinner as they age." Photo by Estela Polo-Jacobsson

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

cgritz

Date

August 25, 2013

Description

Female, Dasymutilla occidentalis

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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.