Subject: What is this??
Location: Fillmore, California
November 25, 2016 4:55 pm
Can you tell me what kind of bug this is I found crawling in my backyard?
This is a Velvet Ant, a flightless female wasp in the genus Dasymutilla. Velvet Ants should be handled with extreme caution as they are reported to have a very painful sting. Based on images posted to BugGuide, we believe your Velvet Ant might be Dasymutilla sackenii.