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Species Dasymutilla occidentalis - Common Eastern Velvet Ant

 
 
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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

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
Full text:
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.

Velvet Ants, Mutillidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera)
By Jeffrey C. Hertz
University of Florida, IFAS Extension, 2007
Publication EENY-378, revised 2015. Available at:
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/IN/IN71700.pdf

The velvet ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) of South Carolina
By Manley D.G.
South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Tech. Bull. 1100, 55 pp., 1991

A key to genera and subgenera of Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) in America North of Mexico with description of a new genus
By Manley D.G., Pitts J.P.
J. Hym. Res. 11: 72-100, 2002

The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the Man Who Got Stung for Science
By Justin O. Schmidt
John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD, 2016
This book is useful in dispelling myths about broad groups (particularly the oft-maligned Mutillidae). The Appendix contains the rankings for 83 species and includes all ranked species. It's also worth noting that this does mean that the majority of species are unranked, so caution should be taken in creating sweeping claims (as often done on rather erroneous Internet memes).

 
 
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