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VELVET ANT

Dasymutilla occidentalis (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)

Description:

Red and Black, six legs

Habitat:

San Gabriel Mountains, Mount Baldy, California

Notes:

This was the second of three times I came across this in that area. When it is cornered it makes a barking sound

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msns.mostwanted
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Pomona, California, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2005
Submitted on May 7, 2012

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