Velvet Ant

What kind of bug is it
August 9, 2009
I live in northwest arizona and have seen this bug occassionaly.
Debra D Hand
NE Arizona Golden Valley

Velvet Ant
Velvet Ant

Hi Debra,
This is a Velvet Ant, a flightless female wasp.  We believe it is Dasymutilla magnifica based on images posted to BugGuide and the range in Arizona and California.

Velvet Ant
Velvet Ant
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