|Copyright: Laurita Godwin (ljsugarnspice)
|Date Taken: 2006-09-10|
|Exposure: f/4.8, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-01-24 21:11|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is the wrong end of the Velvet Ant, also called the cow killer because it can deliver a painful sting. While it looks like an ant, walks like an ant and goes by the name "ant" it is in fact a female WASP. The males have wings and do not sting. |
Common Name: Red velvet ant or "cow killer"
Scientific Name: Dasymutilla occidentalis (Linnaeus)
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