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Velvet Ant ♂

Dasymutilla vesta


Fuzzy black and reddish-orange wasp.


Sandy suburban yard next to mixed forest


There is a chance it could be Sphaeropthalma pensylvanica, but the folks on bugguide were leaning towards D. vesta. I was told this by someone on bugguide: Head is rounded = Dasymutilla vesta; Head is squared = Sphaeropthalma pensylvanica

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Florida, USA

Lat: 28.89, Long: -82.57

Spotted on Jul 15, 2015
Submitted on Jul 28, 2015

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