Velvet ant

Velvet ant

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Caption: A species of Amazonian velvet ant (family Mutillidae). Though resembling large ants, they are solitary wasps, with the females lacking wings. Bright colouration warn predators of their extremely painful stings. Loreto, Peru.

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