family Mutillidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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The family Mutillidae comprises a diverse group of solitary wasps, with over 4000 described species (Lelej, 2005).
Although there is no autoapomorphy that allows the mature larva of Smicromyrme Thomson to be characterized, within the set of the family Mutillidae, it may be affirmed that the mature larva of this genus is characterized within the Mutillinae, by displaying more than 8 apical setae and no apical papillae on labium.