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Cow Killer

Dasymutilla occidentalis




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3 Comments

SimonTempler
SimonTempler 5 years ago

i first saw cow killer at my basic training base ft dix nj what i noticed about them was they were always in pairs of two and made nests in dry sand

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Is actually a wasp although called an ant. Has a nasty painful bite. Nice shots

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

It is a red velvet ant aka cow killer.

ColtMooney
Spotted by
ColtMooney

Mississippi, USA

Lat: 33.48, Long: -88.75

Spotted on Aug 22, 2014
Submitted on Aug 26, 2014

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