Thistledown Velvet Ant

Thistledown Velvet Ant

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Caption: Thistledown Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla gloriosa). Velvet ants are not really ants; they are wingless female wasps. Males are winged like other wasps. This velvet ant has been observed on sand dunes to roll down the dune if disturbed, like a piece of thistledown. Arizona.

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Keywords: animal, arizona fauna, arthropod, arthropoda, camouflage, dasymutilla, dasymutilla gloriosa, dasymutilla sp., desert fauna, fauna, hymenoptera, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mimic, mimicry, mutillidae, nature, north america fauna, north american fauna, thistledown velvet ant, velvet ant, wasp, wildlife, zoology

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