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Species Dasymutilla occidentalis - Common Eastern Velvet Ant

 
 
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Keys to nearctic Velvet Ants of the genus Dasymutilla Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), with notes on taxonomic changes...
By Manley D.G. , Williams K.A., Pitts J.P.
Proc. Ent Soc. Wash. 122: 335-414, 2020
Full title: Keys to nearctic Velvet Ants of the genus Dasymutilla Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae), with notes on taxonomic changes since Krombein (1979)
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Does the thistledown velvet ant (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) mimic Creosote bush seeds? A phylogenetic approach
By Kevin A. Williams, Joseph S Wilson, and James Purser Pitts
Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting [Conference], 2010

Addressing the Dasymutilla quadriguttata species-group and species-complex (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)...
By Pilgrim E.M., Williams K.A., Manley D.G., Pitts J.P.
J. Kansas Ent. Soc. 82: 231-249, 2009
Full title: Addressing the Dasymutilla quadriguttata species-group and species-complex (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae): several distinct species or a single, morphologically variable species?

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Multifaceted assessment of species validity in the Dasymutilla bioculata species group (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
By Williams K.A., Manley D.G., Pilgrim E.M., von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P.
Systematic Entomology 36: 180-191, 2010

The California velvet ants of the genus Dasymutilla Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae)
By Hurd P.D., Jr.
Bull. Calif. Insect Survey 4: 89-118, 1951

Taxonomic updates for diurnal velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) in the United States of America
By Williams, Kevin
Zootaxa, 5301(1):105-123, 2023

Phylogeny and higher classification of Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) based on morphological reanalyses
By Brothers D.J., Lelej A.S.
J. Hymenopt. Res. 60: 1-97, 2017

North American velvet ants form one of the world’s largest known Müllerian mimicry complexes
By Joseph S. Wilson Joshua P. Jahner Matthew L. Forister Erica S. Sheehan Kevin A. Williams James P. Pitts
Current Biology. VOLUME 25, ISSUE 16, PR704-R706, AUGUST 17, 2015
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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.053
Describes several Müllerian mimicry complexes in North American Mutillidae. Dasymutilla complexes are described in another paper.

 
 
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