All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Velvet Ant</strong>
<em>Dasymutilla gibbosa</em>?
Oak Ridge, TN
July 2008

There are several different species of Velvet Ants, but all have a sting that is painful. I found this one at the University of Tennessee Arboretum. These insects m...
Velvet Ant
Dasymutilla gibbosa?
Oak Ridge, TN
July 2008

There are several different species of Velvet Ants, but all have a sting that is painful. I found this one at the University of Tennessee Arboretum. These insects move very quickly, so they are difficult to photograph.

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