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Old 07-03-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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Does anyone know what these creatures are in the yard? They look like huge ants and are red and black (bright colors) but don't have the velvet fur described for the Velvet Ants. Some can fly and burrow in the yard, and others are wingless. Thanks-Carina
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville South Carolina
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things that make ya go hmmm Not sure really just sounds like a ant.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville South Carolina
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but you said it could be a wasp does it look like this ?

If so that is a [SIZE=1]Red and Black Mason Wasp [/SIZE]
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:12 AM
 
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but you said it could be a wasp does it look like this ? http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...1&d=1215126437

If so that is a [SIZE=1]Red and Black Mason Wasp [/SIZE]
no-it is the same size though but no wings and the red is more of a primary shade rather than orange
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Old 07-04-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC, USA (mostly)
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Look up "Cow Killer" ants. That is their common name, though they are also known as "velvet" ants.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Cleaveland, SC
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It is a type of wasp in fact, more commonly known as a Velvet Ant. THEY DO STING!!! The females are wingless and whats wierd is they lay their eggs in bumble bee nests.
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