Mutillidae

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Noun1.Mutillidae - a family of wasps
hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect - insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
velvet ant - a solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvety hair and the females are wingless
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They have been given names such as cow killer, ear cutter, flying asp and hoss fly.
It was this newspaper's "outrageous, ridiculous" attack on that canary-yellow cow killer ragwort that had the red-rag-to-a-bull effect upon a Mr Jones of Neath in Glamorgan.
"Their argument ended pretty abruptly with Jamie storming off, calling Kate a 'cow killer'," the source added.