Location: Scottsdale, AZ
July 6, 2017 2:06 pm
I saw a few of these wasps that look like fuzzy pepsis wasps to me. Spotted in Scottsdale, AZ, daytime, temperature in the 90s.
Signature: stacey v.
This is a winged, male Velvet Ant in the genus Dasymutilla. Female Velvet Ants are flightless wasps and they have very painful stings while males are harmless. We found a matching image on BugGuide, but it is only identified to the genus level.
oh my gosh, how cool!! I have never seen the males. thank you so much!!