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Code Number:    OEAV01P03_01

Title: Velvet Ant, Dasymutilla spp., Vespoidea, Mutillidae

Notes: This species is actually a s:"Wasp". The females can s:"sting" painfully so beware. The females are wingless and the males have s:"wings". Adults feed on nectar and pollen, larvae feed on burrowing s:"bee" and burrowing s:"wasp" larvae and pupae.

Kingdom: s:"Animalia"
Phylum: s:"Arthropoda"
Class: s:"Insecta"
Order: s:"Hymenoptera"
Superfamily: s:"Vespoidea"
Family: s:"Mutillidae" (Velvet Ants)
Genus: s:"Dasymutilla"


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Photographer: Wernher Krutein


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