Spotted this little guy while photographing markers at Mt. Sherman Cemetery.
Red Velvet Ant or Cow Killer
They are actually wingless wasps, not ants and have a very painful sting. Females are wingless and covered with dense hair, superficially resembling ants. The red velvet-ant is the largest velvet-ant species, reaching about 3/4 inch in length. They are black overall with patches of dense orange-red hair on the thorax and abdomen. Males are similar but have wings and can not sting.