velvet ant

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vel·vet ant

a wingless mutilid wasp (family Mutilidae, order Hymenoptera) known for its venomous sting.
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Here we present the first record of Mutillidae feeding on extrafloral nectaries in Malpighiaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, vines and trees that comprises about 1300 species worldwide (Davis and Anderson, 2010).
In December 2013, during a field trip to the Serra da Canastra National Park, in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, we noticed the presence of a large number of hymenopterans flying near to/or feeding on EFNs of two different shrub species of Malpighiaceae, including winged males and wingless females of Mutillidae.
Arboreal, ant-mimicking mutillid wasps, Pappognatha; parasites of Neotropical Euglossa (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae and Apidae).
Hospederos conocidos para Pappognatha (Mutillidae) Mutillidae Hospedero Referencia Pappognatha sp.
De las 69 familias consideradas en el analisis, excluyendo a Formicidae y Termitidae (Apendice 1), Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) fue la mas abundante, alcanzando una cantidad de 1004 individuos.
Families of Collected at Collected at Number of Hymenoptera Hacienda Kiuic Specimens Collected Tabi Research Collected Station Scoliidae [check] 1 Xiphydriidae [check] 1 Formicidae [check] [check] 30 Vespidae [check] [check] 20 Apidae [check] [check] 27 Ichneumonidae [check] [check] 31 Sphecidae [check] [check] 24 Dryinidae [check] [check] 4 Pompilidae [check] [check] 4 Bradynobaenidae [check] [check] 3 Tiphiidae [check] [check] 6 Halictidae [check] [check] 9 Eucollidae [check] [check] 4 Bethyliidae [check] [check] 3 Ormyridae [check] [check] 2 Mutillidae [check] [check] 6 Braconidae [check] 7 Colletidae [check] 2 Scelionidae [check] 2 Chalcididae [check] 2 Torymidae [check] 1 Diapriidae [check] 1 Eucharitidae [check] 3 Evaniidae [check] 1 Andrenidae [check] 1 Sapygidae [check] 1
This honeydew/fungus combination is consumed by a wide variety of insects, including species of Mutillidae, Pompilidae, Bethylidae, Eucharitidae, Ichneumonidae, Braconidae, and Milichiidae, many of which have not been observed visiting saw palmetto flowers.
From a study on parasitoid-host interactions within the Hymenoptera, carried out in Soria (Spain) since 1999, we collected data on 2 species of Chrysididae and 2 species of Mutillidae that act as parasitoids of a species of Crabronidae.
1 1 -- Aphididae 19 9 5 9 Apoidea -- -- 1 1 Bibionidae 2 -- -- -- Cecidomyiidae 8 7 7 17 Chalcidoidea -- 4 3 2 Chironomidae -- 2 -- -- Cicadelidae 1 -- 1 -- Collembola 41 21 23 31 Cucujidae 1 -- -- -- Drosophilidea -- -- -- 2 Elateridae -- -- 1 -- Formicidae 35 26 6 42 Ichnueumonidae -- 1 -- -- Lepidoptera -- -- -- 2 Miridae 1 -- -- -- Muscidae 2 2 -- -- Mutillidae 1 -- -- -- Nematode -- 2 -- -- Phloeothripidae -- 1 1 -- Phoridae 2 3 2 2 Sciaridae (Bradysia spp.