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Panda Ant

Panda Ant - Mutillidae are a family of more than species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings, hence the common name cow killer or cow ant.

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20 Bizarre Animals That You Never Knew Existed animals animal animal pictures cool animals. The Mantis Shrimp can see 15 colors.

Velvet ant female, probably Dasymutilla vestita. Hembra de "hormiga de terciopelo", en realidad se trata de un himenóptero vespoideo, más próximo a una avispa o abeja sin alas que a una hormiga (mutílidos).

Velvet Wasp - also called the Velvet ant female, probably Dasymutilla vestita.

Blue velvet ant (wasp)

Velvet ant species come in a distinct coloration known as aposematic coloration. They are usually blue, orange and white in color. These make them conspicuous to predators helping them avoid velvet ant stings.

The Cow Killer Ant is also known as Velvet Ant or Red Wasp. While called "ant," it is actually a wingless female wasp that can inflict a painful sting.

Velvet ants (Mutillidae) are not actually ants at all—the insects are classified as wasps even though female velvet ants do not have wings and appear to be tiny furry colorful ants. The Mutillidae …

Winged African ant (Dorylus sp.) by andredekesel, via Flickr

Winged African ant (wings means it is a queen or drone) (Dorylus sp.) by andredekesel

"Members of the genus Cephalotes are often called "turtle" ants after the broad, flattened head shields of the soldier caste. The sole purpose of this strange adaptation is more or less that of a living cork, perfectly sealing off the entrance to the colony. Rather than constructing one of their own, these ants typically colonize the abandoned tunnels of wood-boring beetles, their plug-faces adapted to just the right size for just the right beetle burrows.     In addition to their highly…

Cephalotes varians, otherwise known as the door head ant or turtle ant, is a species of ant that uses its bizarre head morphology to form plugs in the holes it inhabits.

Metallic wasp... yes, this is a real insect!

Love the mohawk!amazing bug with the emerald green colors often seen in the tiny miracles of the created world, especially among insects. Detail of the feathery looking antenna associated with moths gives a unique photo!

horsehead leafhopper

horsehead leafhopper

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Portrait jumping spider by Thanit Koolkoksoong, via I will admit it- I HATE spiders, but this picture is flat out extraordinary!

Photographer Eko Adiyanto, from West Java used a special macro technique to get up close and personal with this fascinating tiny ants.  Their balance and strength to lift this seed pods from a Mimosa, is remarkable. #Ants

Incredible ANT-ics! Close-up photography shows the amazing strength of these tiny insects

Photographer Eko Adiyanto, from West Java used a special macro technique to get up close and personal with this fascinating tiny ants. Their balance and strength to lift this seed pods from a Mimosa, is remarkable. #Ants

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