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Taxonomic Details for Dasymutilla occidentalis

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomAnimalia
SubkingdomBilateria
InfrakingdomProtostomia
SuperphylumEcdysozoa
PhylumArthropoda
SubphylumHexapoda
ClassInsecta
SubclassPterygota
InfraclassNeoptera
SuperorderHolometabola
OrderHymenoptera
SuborderApocrita
InfraorderAculeata
SuperfamilyVespoidea
FamilyMutillidae
GenusDasymutilla
SpeciesDasymutilla occidentalis
Authority: (Linnaeus)
ITIS TSN: 154183   (click on the taxonomic serial number to view the ITIS web page)
Habitats: Tidal Zone: Terrestrial
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Dasymutilla occidentalis
The "cow killer" or "velvet ant" is really a wasp with a nasty sting. Photo Steve Pennings

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.