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Interesting Red and Black Insect
Location: Charlotte, NC
July 4, 2011 4:26 pm
July 4, 2011
Greetings! I stumbled upon the red and black bug pictured below today and I was curious what it might be. It looks like an over-sized ant. It does not have wings but it moves pretty quickly. Any Ideas?
Signature: Nick

Cowkiller

Hi Nick,
This is a Velvet Ant, a flightless female wasp that is reported to pack a wallop of a sting, hence the common name Cowkiller.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: North Carolina

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