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What is this bug?
August 23, 2009
Can you please tell me what this bug is and if it is poisonous?
Belinda DiGerolamo
Carriere, MS

Cowkiller

Cowkiller

Hi Belinda,
This is a species of Velvet Ant known commonly as a Cowkiller because of its painful sting.  The female Velvet Ants are flightless wasps, and the non-stinging males have wings.

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