Female Velvet Ant  (two photos)
Dasymutilla bioculata

Dasymutilla bioculata
Beautiful and seemingly shy female
Dasymutilla bioculata resting on a
plant while a male, who is just a few stems away, waits for his
 opportunity to approach.  ¬©Carol Davis 8-20-2017 - Antelope Island

female velvet ant
Females are armed with a powerful sting. © Carol Davis 8-20-2017

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