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Velvet ant (female)

Myrmilloides grandiceps


Small (~5 mm), colored as shown. Note wide head with tooth on rear margin of "cheek."


Found on sandy trail through degraded shortgrass prairie habitat of yucca, prickly-pear cacti, grasses.


Identification furnished by George Waldren via the Facebook group page for "Hymenopterists Forum."

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2014
Submitted on Aug 30, 2014

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