Subject: Weird bug
Location: Wyoming
January 20, 2017 9:01 pm
I found this weird bug in my house and can’t figure out what it is.
Signature: Amber

Velvet Ant

Dear Amber,
Though your insect is a member of a group commonly called Velvet Ants, it is actually a flightless female wasp in the family Mutillidae.  Velvet Ants are not aggressive but they should be handled with caution as they are reported to deliver a very painful sting.

Location: Wyoming

One Response to Velvet Ant

  1. Kevin Grove says:

    a lot of insects seem to have disappeared or have way reduced numbers where I live in upper green river basin do you have reports or knowledge of this happening in other areas?

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