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Velvet Ant (female)

Family Mutillidae

Description:

Crazy looking ant?! Looks like he gives a painful sting. Any ideas on the ID would be great! :)

Notes:

Oh. He hopped or flew.

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oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago
Velvet Ant (female)
Family Mutillidae


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oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

This is a female Velvet Ant. It is a kind of wasp, and yes she'll give you a painful sting if you pick her up. The males are winged (and don't sting). They are called Velvet Ants because many of them look like fuzzy ants.

TeresaBurke
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TeresaBurke

Bluffton, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 17, 2012
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012

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