Hairy black and red ant stinger
Giant, Scary Hairy Ants Allie Mars
The females lack wings which makes them resemble ants definitely had me fooled. Their name velvet ant does refer to the wasps dense hair which comes in a variety of colors, including white, blue, gold, black, silver, and red as
Velvet Ant - Nc State University
The females are wingless and are sometimes mistaken for a large, hairy, orange and black ant. These" ants" are actually wasp! A solitary wasp, the velvet ant does not live in colonies or have a" nest" .
Mutillidae - Wikipedia
The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3, 000 species of wasps whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Their common name velvet ant refers to their dense pile of hair, which most often is bright scarlet or orange, but may also be black