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Mr. Brunette

Mr. Brunette

Genus: Dasymutilla 

Species: Klugii

Their common name is the cow killer, named because of the pain of the sting of a female... although it is unlikely to kill a cow, or you for that matter. If you try bothering them (without getting stung) you'll likely hear them make a squeaking sound.

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original SEM image

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