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red and black furry wasp (flying cow ant?) - Dasymutilla occidentalis - male

red and black furry wasp (flying cow ant?) - Dasymutilla occidentalis - Male
Lexington, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
July 1, 2009
Size: 1 1/4"
Is this a flying cow ant?

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red and black furry wasp (flying cow ant?) - Dasymutilla occidentalis - male red and black furry wasp (flying cow ant?) - Dasymutilla occidentalis - male

Scared the livin' junk out of me
Living in New Jersey, down by the shore, never expected to see a quick running furry red ant. Had no idea it was a wasp and not, in fact, an ant. Recently found a black widow spider, and seeing this little girl looking an aweful lot like it, thought maybe we had something unusual going on in our backyard. Glad to hear it's nothing to worry about......no cows in our yard :)

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Male velvet ant
Dasymutilla occidentalis.

 
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