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Zoom! - Dasymutilla occidentalis - female

Zoom! - Dasymutilla occidentalis - Female
Five Rivers, Spanish Fort, Baldwin County, Alabama, USA
July 27, 2012
This was zooming around in the duff and was much bigger than we expected. It was probably an inch in length. We're assuming this is a female, is that correct? Is this Dasymutilla occidentalis? gathering_2012

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Zoom! - Dasymutilla occidentalis - female Zoom! - Dasymutilla occidentalis - female

Moved from Velvet Ants.

Correct and correct!
Correct and correct!

Dasymutilla occidentalis
Please,how can you tell this is not a male (other than its not having wings)? Thought the female much smaller than male but hard to tell in singles photos.

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