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Photo#128924
Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla quadriguttata - female

Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla quadriguttata - Female
Ozark Mountains, Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
June 12, 2007
Size: 11mm

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Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla quadriguttata - female Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla quadriguttata - female

Moved
Moved from Dasymutilla.

Yes
Compare to this one, but I would also wait to hear from one of the velvet ant experts.

 
That's the one ...
That's the one I thought most resembled my specimen, but mine seems to have a more blocky (angular) thorax than most velvet ants. We'll see if anyone else weights in. Thanks, Jeff.

 
Dasymutilla sp.
Definitely a Dasymutilla sp.. As for species, D. quadriguttata is a good bet, it has four spots on the second tergite and the apices of all the tergites are pale.

I would wait for a second opinion on the species, since I'm still learning.

 
Right you are George
This one is Dasymutilla quadriguttata. Like George said, the color pattern is very distinctive for this species.

 
Confirmation appreciated, Kevin.
Thanks for confirming D. quadriguttata ... moved.

 
Okay...
We'll just let this one ride in genus Dasymutilla for a while. Thanks for your help.

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