Subject: Is this a velvet ant species?
Geographic location of the bug: Washington, Texas
Time: 11:04 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this in our home in Washington, Texas. Looks like an ant, but could be a velvet ant (aka wasp). I’d appreciate any help identifying!
How you want your letter signed: Thank you!
You are correct that this is a Velvet Ant, a flightless female wasp in the family Mutillidae and not a true Ant. Velvet Ants should be handled with caution as they are capable of delivering a painful sting. We are unable to provide you with a species name at this time.