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Red Velvet Ant

Dasymutilla occidentalis (Linnaeus)

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Red Velvet Ant
Dasymutilla occidentalis (Linnaeus) Red velvet ant or "cow killer"


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3 Comments

Uday
Uday 9 years ago
GabrielleBenson
GabrielleBenson 9 years ago

Thank you Jolly for the ID. I looked it up and I believe you are correct. I've never seen one of these, so it was very exciting to read about. :)

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

I do not agree with the ID as D. occidentalis does not have the two spots on the back of its body. In D. occidentalis, the spots are combined.

GabrielleBenson
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GabrielleBenson

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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