Subject: What’s This Bug?
November 9, 2013 11:34 pm
I found this on the railing of the stairs of my work.
Signature: Omar D.
We believe this is a Velvet Ant in the family Mutillidae. She looks very similar to the Hoplomutilla species from Guyana pictured on American Insects. Velvet Ants are actually flightless female wasps that reported deliver a painful sting if carelessly handled.
My bug really looks like a Velvet Ant. Thanks for the warning about the sting.
Good to know.