I was in Chaco Canyon on Saturday, hiking around, looking at stuff, and I saw this bug scooting through the sandstone. It kind of creeped me out. I've never seen anything like and was wondering if anyone in the DCF knew what it might be.

Fuzzy Bug in Chaco

I mean, its cool but still. Wasn't sure if it was New Mexico specific or just a common bug I've never heard of.

Thanks,

G.

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Looks like the larva of a tussock moth. Some mortals are sensitive to the handling of these caterpillars. Many variables in the looks and types of tussock moth larva.
No idea, but that's very cool.
Apparently it's a Velvet Ant.  Still creepy though.... nothing worse for nightmares than hairy insects.
 Some research on velvet ants might convince you otherwise.
or maybe convince me otherwise. LOL.  thanks for the link.
I've never seen a "thistledown" velvet ant before - the ones I'm familiar with NM have always been the "short-haired" red kind. If yours was a bug and not a caterpillary thing, though, that definitely looks like it...pretty cool.

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