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uncommon ant - Dasymutilla

uncommon ant - Dasymutilla
Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
July 11, 2007
Size: 1/2 inch

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uncommon ant - Dasymutilla - female uncommon ant - Dasymutilla

so-called Velvet Ant, actually a kind of wasp. Pseudomethoca looks similar, but I'd wait for comments by Kevin Williams, or someone else knowlegeable in this family (Mutillidae).

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