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 Velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis)




Velvet ant | Dasymutilla occidentalis photo
Dasymutilla occidentalis at Congaree National Park, South Carolina, USA

Photograph by Theresa Thom. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

Velvet ant | Dasymutilla occidentalis photo
A Dasymutilla occidentalis in the Hough collection

Photograph by IvanTortuga. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

VELVET ANT FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Mutillidae
Genus:Dasymutilla
Species:occidentalis
Common Name:Velvet ant