Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies - Alex Wild Photography
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Dasymutilla gloriosa

Dasymutilla gloriosa

The thistledown velvet ant mimics the fluffy seeds of desert creosote bushes. Running across the sand, the insect appears much like a seed blowing through the desert.

California, USA.

DasymutillamutillidaeHymenopterainsectsvelvet antantswaspswaspbugscowkiller