Subject: Odd bug on cucumbers
Location: Houston texas
July 27, 2013 2:32 pm
Found these on my cucumbers. They were not bothering me but it seems the more of them that show up the worse my cucumbers are doing.
Signature: Thanks, chris
This is a Velvet Ant, a flightless female wasp. While she will not harm your cucumbers, you should exercise caution and not handle this Velvet Ant as they are reported to deliver a very painful sting. Based on photos posted to BugGuide, we believe this might be Dasymutilla quadriguttata.