Velvet Ants

Identification

  • Size varies from 1/8-7/8”

  • Color varies: red, orange, yellow, and white are all seen

  • Fuzzy bodies

  • Name is misleading, they are really solitary ground wasps

Environment

  • Found on the ground in bare or sandy areas, which other ground nesting bees and wasps use for nests

  • They may enter a structure to feed

  • Found through much of the United States

Threats

  • Females may sting if handled or stepped on

  • Stings may be life threatening to sensitive individuals

Treatment

  • Know what they look like and avoid them

  • Carefully remove them from an area if necessary

  • There are no products available for their treatment, but treating for other ground nesting wasps and bees should be enough of a deterrent for velvet ants

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