Posts Tagged ‘velvet ant’

Insect Stings – Severity

Although a velvet ant sting can make you whoop and holler, it is actually less powerful than other common insects. A researcher in Florida has compared the toxicity of stinging insects. Surprisingly, the worst is a type of harvester ant....


Velvet Ant – Identification

Q: I have discovered a new insect around my yard and it doesn’t look nice. It looks like a big, red ant with a black stripe around the middle. My neighbor said they are “cow ants”. A: The insect you...


Velvet Ant – Severity of Stings

Q: The velvet ant question in one of your recent newspaper articles brought back a wonderful memory, and I thought you might enjoy it: When I was five years old, we visited my great-grandparents on their farm a few miles...