Velvet Ant on Dirt

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To echo what dragonfly said, velvet ants aren’t social, nesting insects. The flightless females wander in a solitary manner until they find an insect to parasitize (usually the pupae of bees or wasps), then they lay eggs near or on that insect, and the larvae feed on and pupate in the host.

Velvet ants that attack bees and wasps place their eggs in the cells of the host; nests are often entered forcibly and the velvet ant may remain in the nest for several days. Dasymutilla occidentalis, the largest and most brightly colored species of velvet ant in the state, parasitizes bumblebee nests.

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Talk:Schmidt sting pain index Jump to navigation Jump to search. I’ve been stung by bees, ants, wasps, and the Velvet Ant, actually a wingless wasp, was the worst of the bunch, like a white hot flare going off in your hand, worse than a firecracker.

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Velvet ants are actually wasps in which the females are wingless so look similar to ants. The mated female finds the nest of a ground-nesting bee (such as bumblebees) and lays an egg in the host larva.. Quora. Sign In. Ants (insect) Entomology. Insects. What is the diet of red velvet ants.

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