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White Velvet Ant / Wingless Wasp

Dasymutilla gloriosa


Imagine how surprised I was when I saw this White Velvet Ant, I didn't know at the time that it is a female wingless wasp. They are also called Cow Killers because they have a very powerful sting. 15 mm long.


Semi Desert in some bushes.

58 Comments (1–25)

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Mark Ridway

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Ashley, alfytere and Toshimi for your kind words.

ToshimiDowaki 9 years ago

Great SOTD, Luis! Congratulations!

Tere R
Tere R 9 years ago

Wonderful picture, congratulations Luis!!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Excellent series Luis. Congrats.

AshleyT 9 years ago

Congrats Luis! Such a neat little critter

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Sckel and Gilma

I saw a few White Velvet Ant spottings but yours was amazing!! Congratulations on the SOTD, LuisStevens.

Sckel 9 years ago

Congratulations, Luis. Beautiful!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Rick Lampman, Maria d B, vivianpoma, Jolly Ibanez, Yuko Chartraw, sofiar1, Carol Snow and Noel Buensuceso for your kind words.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Great series! Congratulations, Luis!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Congratulations! Awesome find!

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you surekha, Lisa Powers, Jill Black, Rieko, Sergio Monteiro, Jason Alexander, Adarsha, Ramya, Nuwan Chathuranga, and Scott Frazier for their kind words.

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you EnvUnlimited, beaker98, Pradeep Kumar, Leana Lahom-Cristobal, Reza Hashemizadeh, LaurenZarate, Jemma, Mona, SatyenM and Atul for their kind words.

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Congrats Luis! Well-deserved SOTD!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Luis. Beautiful

vivianpoma 9 years ago

stunning!! excellent spotting, congratulations!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Nice series, Luis - congratulations on your SOTD!

RickLampman 9 years ago

COOL !! Congrats :)

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Thank you Yasser, I am very honored. I just love Project Noah.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Amazing. Congratulations, Luis.

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

Congrats, Luis..

Ramya B
Ramya B 9 years ago

Belated congratulations Luis.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Congratulations Luis :) Loved it :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 9 years ago

Congrats Luis!

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San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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