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Unnamed spotting

1 Species ID Suggestions

Velvet ant
Dasymutilla Genus Dasymutilla - BugGuide.Net


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4 Comments

Beverly by the sea
Beverly by the sea 6 years ago

Oh yeah, my friends told me something like that too. I never touch these kinds of insects anyway, for never knowing for sure if they can bite or sting. But this one sure was cute and tempting to cause one to maybe make that mistake. ha! ha! but only once I'd bet!!!! ;)

ZackSaavedra
ZackSaavedra 6 years ago

You're very welcome, Beverly. Better not mess with these, because they're actually wasps with excruciating stings.

Beverly by the sea
Beverly by the sea 6 years ago

Oh, Velvet Aunt! Thank you for the ID Zack! :)

Beverly by the sea
Beverly by the sea 6 years ago

Can anyone tell me what kind of bug this is?

Dana Point, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 17, 2015
Submitted on Jul 17, 2015

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