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Subject: Bug Identification
Location: Suffolk, VA 23432
September 13, 2014 6:11 pm
Can you tell me what this insect is?it looks lake a large black and red ant.
Signature: Thank you! John Lee

Cowkiller

Cow Killer

Dear John Lee,
Though this Cow Killer,
Dasymutilla occidentalis, is in the family with members commonly called Velvet Ants, they are actually flightless female wasps that are reported to have a very painful sting.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Suffolk, Virginia

One Response to Cow Killer

  1. mariah says:

    I have found one in my yard I was wondering if its poisonous please tell me I did not touch it but I cought it it had a stinger

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