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Eastern Velvet Ant

Dasymutilla occidentalis

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eastern velvet ant
Dasymutilla occidentalis


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4 Comments

Noah Fields
Noah Fields 8 years ago

Im not really an insect person but I have always heard them called cow ants. I've also never gotten stung.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

...and have a wicked stinger.

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

It's actually a type of wasp. The females, like this one, are wingless.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Nice spot, Noah. I think you mixed together the two common names. :-) "Cow killer" and "velvet ant."

Noah Fields
Spotted by
Noah Fields

Newnan, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 25, 2012

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