Male Velvet Ant  (three photos)
Dasymutilla bioculata


Dasymutilla bioculata
            male
If you've never seen a Velvet Ant, you're really missing out and
Antelope Island is a great place to see them.  A female of the
same species in just a few stems away. © Carol Davis 8-10-2017


orange and black
            velvet ant
Only the males have wings and this gorgeous male is one of
the most beautiful I've seen.  © Carol Davis 8-10-2017

orang and black wasp
Male Velvet Ants don't sting, but don't mess with the wingless
females because they can make you cry for your mommy
if they sting you. © Carol Davis 8-10-2017

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