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Dasymutilla occidentalis occidentalis

Family: Mutillidae, Species: Dasymutilla occidentalis

Dasymutilla occidentalis.

Dasymutilla occidentalis, and

Dasymutilla occidentalis, gre

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Male Dasymutilla occidentalis.

Dasymutilla sp.

dasymutilla occidentalis. :)

Could this be Dasymutilla occ

Looks like a Dasymutilla occi

looks like a female Dasymutilla "velvet ant" (wasp)

Dasymutilla occidentalis

This one is Dasymutilla occid

This is Dasymutilla occidenta

This is Dasymutilla occidenta

Dasymutilla occidentalis


Moved for expert attention

Dasymutilla occidentalis

"cow killer" Dasymutilla occi

I was mistaken

This is Dasymutilla occidenta

Dasymutilla aureola var. pacifica

This is dasymutilla occidenta


Dasymutilla occidentalis

Velvet Ant

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Dasymutilla calorata

Dasymutilla occidentalis


Male - Cow Killer (Velvet Ant)

Female - Velvet Ant


Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis)

A Velvet Ant

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Male Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis)

Looks like...

"cow killer"

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Dasymutilla occidentalis, female

Yes, Dasymutilla occidentalis

Velvet ant

Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis) Red Velvet Ant

Moved for expert attention

dasymutilla occidentalis

Amy's correct

Male velvet ant

Good instincts :)

They're harmless; cow killer is a folklore name

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Looks similar to:


Time of day is important

Male Cow Killer

Please take a photo of this velvet ant

Your observations could be important

it's a wasp, not an ant

Right on


This is indeed a Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis)

This one's got wings,

Looks Like


Dasymutilla occidentalis, female

Right guess

Moved where our experts will see it; nice photo

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Dasymutilla occidentalis

looks like Cow Killer Velvet Ant (a wasp)

velvet ant

Occurence in Georgia is quite normal


Not horse guard.

Dasymutilla occidentalis!

I'm pretty sure this is

Dasymutilla occidentalis, male


Male velvet ant

It's a Velvet ant

Dasymutilla occidentalis, female


This isn't THE

Please see...

Dasymutilla occidentalis

Answered in less than 1 min!

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Male Cow Killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis)

It's going to be interesting

I agree.


Dasymutilla occidentalis

Dasymutilla californica var. clio



I'm Envious:-)

Yes - Cow killer male (Dasymutilla occidentalis)

I'm pretty sure this is dasym

Cow killer.

Ant, fuzzy red with black stripe - Dasymutilla occidentalis


Hosts for the cow killer

Cow killer (Dasymutilla occidentalis)

Velvet ant.

Female velvet ant

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