I came home from work the other day and there on the foundation by my back door was, what I thought anyway, a carpenter ant. A REALLY BIG ant.
We've had battles with them before but never this late in the season and NEVER such a huge size.
When I walked closer, I noticed it was a bit piculiar. I had mail in my hand so I used it to flick it off of the foundation and onto the ground. It moved FAST!
So now I am wondering,
What is this bug???? Can anyone identify this creepy crawlie?
I really would like to know if this is related to the ant family in any way. What can it harm? Is it harmless?
I was afraid to let it crawl on my hand. But not so afraid not to get some interesting shots so I could identify it. Except I can't figure it out.
Does any one research Bugs? I'd LOVE to know what this is.
BTW - if you click on the pic above it loads bigger so you can get a GREAT idea how the body is segmented and the brilliant blue/black color of its body.
If I wasn't so nervous about it biting me, I'd be fascinated.
HOW does seeing this bug make YOU feel?