This is a male Velvet Ant—males have wings and females do not. In spite of its name the Velvet ant is actually a wasp. This large insect is also commonly referred to as a “Cow Killer” because of its powerful and painful sting. Photograph courtesy Penny Halstead.
|Date||–||Aug 9, 2013|
|Time of Day||–||Morning|
|Temperature||–||Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)|
|Type of Behavior||–||Roaming|
|Main Article||–||Velvet Ant||Observation Location|