Giant furry ant or bee without wings?
July 11, 2009
I found this inside out house. He was about 5/8 inches long.
Jocotepec, JAL, Mexico
Your insect is a flightless female wasp known as a Velvet Ant, but we do not know the species. It is probably in the genus Dasymutilla. We already posted another individual from Oregon today. Your photo is awesome.