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  • Jul 19, 2011, 04:01 PM
    What kind of ants is red an has black stripes and is with a solid body?
    What kind of ant is red with black stripes with a solid body,about a quarter inch in diameter and about half inch long?
  • Jul 19, 2011, 04:08 PM

    jennifer421 - didn't we answer this for you on your other post?
    (it's a velvet ant, remember?)
  • Jul 20, 2011, 12:11 PM
    I have ask this question twice before and the answer you gave me was a velvet ant which is wrong because I look it up the velvet ant has a divided body part ant the one I saw was a solid body bright red with a black stripe around it body and about an half inch long. Some people tell me it a wingless wasp which I think is wrong does anybody now what this is, it look like and ant and very hard 2 kill when you step on it.
  • Jul 20, 2011, 12:14 PM

    Maybe you should take a picture of the ant and post it.
  • Jul 20, 2011, 03:35 PM

    Weellll, your description of a "red fuzzy type with a stripe on its body" sure sounds like it might be this:
    Red velvet ant or "cow killer"
    But you say it isn't, so maybe you're not looking for an 'ant' - have you tried looking at a box elder bug? (Don't give me a reddie if this is not what your looking for - trying to help here... )
    Box Elder Bug Page - United Exterminating Company - Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Jul 20, 2011, 03:40 PM

    Ants, by definition, have divided bodies. The thorax and the abdomen.

    Maybe, like aliseaodo said, you aren't looking at an ant.
  • Jul 29, 2011, 06:23 PM
    Jennifer I know what you are talking about and I'm also trying to locate the name of this bug.It does look like an ant, but so far I haven't had any luck. And it's not a cow killer because it's not fuzzy.
    I'll let you know if I find it.
  • May 19, 2012, 09:19 PM
    I saw one once as well, the red and black stripes were identical in width and perfectly straight. The colors were solid with no variations.
    It was "solid" without the distinct separation seen in the velvet cow.
  • Jul 31, 2012, 03:10 PM
    We have them here in Arkansas now never saw them before. Been trying to find on here but no luck yet
  • Aug 1, 2012, 04:56 PM
    I just saw one for the first time in my life here in Oklahoma... nearly gave me a heart attack! Please post when you definitely find out what it is!
  • Aug 3, 2012, 02:08 PM
    I am in middle Tennessee and have just seen one of these. I killed one about 2 days ago and they are extremely hard to kill by stepping on them. About an inch long, bright red with black stripes with separation in the body so not an ant. I have not found anything that looks like it anywhere and really would like to know what they are...
  • Aug 3, 2012, 10:29 PM
    This is an ant:

    (Click here for ant image search result)

    Ants don't typically come in stripes. An ant that is a quarter inch thick, not including legs, and a half inch long would be a big ant.

    All adult insects are composed of three basic segments - head, thorax and abdomen. The three segments are not as obvious in insects like beetles and they might appear to have a "solid" body.

    Here is a red beetle with black stripes or is it a black beetle with red stripes:

    Here is another red striped beetle with a "solid?" body:

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