some sort of furry ant
Saw this bug in Bend, OR. Is it a type of ant? What is it called?
Lisa Ray

Hi Lisa,
This is a Velvet Ant, a flightless female wasp. We believe it might be Dasymutilla sackenii. It ranges from Baja to Oregon and is white in the southern portion of its range and more golden in the northern portion of its range.

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