This is a Red Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla magnifica) that was wandering around in the yard. They’re actually not ants though. They’re wasps! When I got back in the house, I googled “read and black wingless ant” to find out what she was. What I found out is that they have a painful sting and are pretty tough creatures. They’re also known as “Cow Killers.” They’re not actually capable of killing cows though, so no need for dairy farmers to be hyper-vigilant.