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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Sphaeropthalminae

Dasymutilla - Dasymutilla magnifica - male Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla foxi - male Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla - female Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla - male Velvet Ant - Dasymutilla mutillid - Dasymutilla vesta - female Dasymutilla? - Dasymutilla vesta - female Velvet ant - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Pompiloidea (Spider Wasps, Velvet Ants and allies)
Family Mutillidae (Velvet Ants)
Subfamily Sphaeropthalminae
Numbers
~334 spp. in 16 genera in our area(1)(2)(3)(4)