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Velvet ant - Dasymutilla bioculata - female

Velvet ant - Dasymutilla bioculata - Female
St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
May 6, 2007
Chilled

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Velvet ant - Dasymutilla bioculata - female Velvet ant - Dasymutilla bioculata - female Velvet ant - Dasymutilla bioculata - female

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dasymutilla
This is definitely dasymutilla lepeletierii. I love these mutillids. :)

 
Thanks
for the ID. I just wish they would sit still!

Nice
They need to chill!

 
Yes
It would not stop moving while exposed.
I uncovered it at one point and almost had the perfect shot, but a regular ant had to get involved and ruined the shot; it startled the velvet ant. Finally I collected it after much frustration...

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