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Big Bend Bugs! – Cow Ants

Cow Ants

Velvet Ants, Mutillidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera)

Insects in the family Mutillidae are often referred to as “velvet ants” because female members of the family lack wings and have coarse setae that cover most of their body, making them resemble hairy ants. To the surprise of most people, mutillids are not ants at all – they are wasps.

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