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    • Dasymutilla
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    • Cow killers

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Recent observations

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jeckberg

Date

August 1, 2011

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jeckberg

Date

September 19, 2007

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jeckberg

Date

October 25, 2011

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Observer

jeckberg

Date

September 16, 2009

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What

Pacific Velvet Ant Dasymutilla aureola ssp. pacifica

Observer

james3

Date

April 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Cow killers Genus Dasymutilla

Observer

wildmarin

Date

April 12, 2014 01:49 PM PDT

Description

inch-long velvet ant on serpentine soil; most likely a female... ; suspect D. aureola ssp. pacifica

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Cow killers Genus Dasymutilla

Observer

kueda

Date

April 11, 2014 04:50 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Thistledown Velvet Ant Dasymutilla gloriosa

Observer

calopteryx

Date

September 7, 2010

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Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

May 12, 2012

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Observer

afalcon51

Date

March 20, 2014

Description

Crawling along the gravel in the parking lot of Descanso Gardens.

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No photos or sounds

What

Velvet Ant Dasymutilla klugii

Observer

chloe

Date

March 19, 2014 01:42 PM CDT

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What

Red Velvet Ant Dasymutilla occidentalis

Observer

calopteryx

Date

October 11, 2012 12:25 PM EDT

Description

Dasymutilla occidentalis (Hymenoptera: Aculeata: Vespoidea: Mutillidae). Veteran's Memorial Park, Prince William County, VA 11 October 2012

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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.