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Thistledown Velvet Ant

Dasymutilla gloriosa


Found in a vary dray, and rocky environment.


This insect was approximately 1 inch, or 2.54 cm in length, and it never seemed to stop running.

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Tristan Pragnell
Tristan Pragnell 2 years ago

Thanks AshleyT for the heads up.

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 32.84, Long: -117.05

Spotted on Aug 5, 2016
Submitted on Aug 15, 2016

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