Velvet Ant – 5/19/13
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 5/19/13
Observation Time: 3:20 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond area
Common Name: Velvet Ant
Scientific Name: Pseudomethoca simillima
Comments: This ant-like creature is not an ant at all, but rather a wingless wasp. It can sting you, so don’t pick it up!
Watch (and listen) to a velvet ant in action.
More Information: The Backyard Arthropod Project