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Eastern Velvet Ant

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Description:

Female, nearly an inch long.

Notes:

Velvet ants are actually members of a family of wasps. The females are wingless, and can deliver an incredibly painful sting.

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e.drinnon
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e.drinnon

Johnson City, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 27, 2014
Submitted on Aug 27, 2014

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