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Velvet ant, "cow killer", Dasymutilla occidentalis

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Description:

A wasp

Habitat:

In the garden.


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4 Comments

p.young713
p.young713 2 years ago

Thank you Scott!

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 2 years ago

Velvet ant, "cow killer", Dasymutilla occidentalis: http://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/cimg3...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 2 years ago

paper wasp...?

Latimeria
Latimeria 2 years ago

It looks like a red velvet ant, which is actually a wasp. I hear that their stings are very painful.

Tampa, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.95, Long: -82.47

Spotted on Aug 5, 2011
Submitted on Aug 6, 2011

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