Subject: Red looking ant, no fuzz
August 21, 2015 12:58 pm
Found a few of these near my sons sandbox and wondering if they sting.
This is a Velvet Ant, a flightless female wasp and they do sting, and the sting is reported to be painful, but not dangerous. There are many similar looking species and this looks like it might be Dasymutilla gibbosa based on this BugGuide image.