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Brilliant red, female, wingless wasp with black legs, underside and antennae. They're solitary wasps and are usually seen crossing a trail.
Mixed oak forest. This is one of four velvet ants that we saw on a hike.
Spotted by one of my teen nature enthusiasts :)
Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2013
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